Another coop floor covering question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Petect, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Petect

    Petect In the Brooder

    May 3, 2016
    Hampton, Ct
    Hi ALL
    I’ve read many of the opinions about coop floor coverings and thought that I would ask for suggestions for my specific situation. I’m in NE Ct where the winter temps often go below 15 deg. and sometimes drop below 0. Summers can go into the 90’s (it was 97 a few days ago) and 100 occasionally.
    The coop is 48 square feet,(about 8 of which is storage), it’s elevated, about 7 feet high and well ventilated. The floor is covered with sheet vinyl. Chickens are 3 RIR and 3 Barred Rock.

    I know that with this small a heard I won’t need a lot of materials, but would still like to keep the cost and work down. There are sand pits and sawmills (hardwood and softwood) near me, and hay is readily available. I haven’t checked yet, but I assume I can buy a pick-up load of wood chips, or sand. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance

  2. 3 chicks farm

    3 chicks farm In the Brooder

    May 15, 2016
    I switched over to sand and love it. The poop dries up quicker and then you can scoop it like kitty litter. I change the sand in the coop twice a year. I buy 3 bags of sand which costs me less than $15.

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