Almost done here - last bit of advice before the new tenants move in

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by California Girls, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. California Girls

    California Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] hello, you may remember me from a few weeks ago. My husband has been working really hard finishing up the California Condo for my girls. My questions are , what goes on the floor in the coop and outside?
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    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    you can put wood chips on the coop floor
     
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  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Pine shavings is what I use.

    Nice coop by the way.
     
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great looking coop! Such a bright & cheery color, too. [​IMG]

    I also use wood chips (not cedar as I read here they are poisonous to chickens?) I used straw before, but the wood chips seem to last much longer.
     
  5. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get pine/soft wood shavings at TSC or your local feed stores. Make sure it's pine and NOT cedar. The cedar will cause your chicks resp. problems.

    I wouldnt use anything outside in the yard unless drainage is an issue and your soil is swamped. There is a product called Stall Dry that will help dry out a soppy run. If that's the case work on the drainage issue, and add a little sand to the run.

    Very nice looking coop!
     
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  6. California Girls

    California Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks, I think we'll move them in tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pine shaveing in and sand out
     
  9. spacetygrss

    spacetygrss Out Of The Brooder

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    What a cute coop! That's all I have to add. [​IMG]
     
  10. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Manvel Texas
    very nice!!! add shaving to the nest boxes...and sand to the run...if not in a shade...might want to add alittle roof to the run part, just a tad.
     

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