Best material for floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bigspringshatchery, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the best material to use in my runs. When it rains it becomes a total mess. I was thinking about pine shavings but worried about them molding from being wet. I would like something cost efficent abd something that will last a while. Don't want to have to replace every week
     
  2. Judy

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  3. Reg

    Reg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How about putting a roof over the run to keep the rain off ?
     
  4. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How about putting a roof over the run to keep the rain off ?

    I do have roofs over all my runs. Bit the water still runs off. It doesnt bother me, I just hate getting muddy eggs out of boxes.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Same situation here...Waiting until this weather warms up and going to put2x4s or so around the edge of the little run atleast then get a truck of sand dumped here.

    Thats how I'm dealing with it :? Plus almost slipped on my bottom from the mud...wouldn't of been pretty.

    AC
     
  6. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know the feeling. I've feel a time or two in a mud/poop run. Eggs in both hands praying they don't break.
     

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