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Best material for the bottom of your coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jea918, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Jea918

    Jea918 Out Of The Brooder

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    I laid linoleum down in the bottom of my coop and then I usually use cardboard, because it's easy clean up....any other suggestions? I don't have a large coop...custom built.
     
  2. OrpingtonBrahma

    OrpingtonBrahma Just Hatched

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    I have a Large custom Coop. We use Corn Cob bedding because it is easy to sweep up. (still a lot of work though considering the size.) We use that bedding in the cages at our Fair as well. Crushed Corn cobs.
     
  3. Jea918

    Jea918 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to try that! Inexpensive?
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i tried various things

    shredded paper (vertical and then cross cut) -- too much dust
    laying cardboard (originally moving boxes)
    dried grass
    bare earth.
    pine shavings..

    i'm sticking with pine shavings for the coop and half of the run.. the other half of the run just bare earth

    i use flake pine shaving.. easy to clean and odor control..

    a bit pricey $5 for a 5-8 cu. ft at tracdtor supply

    and $6.78 ? at wal-mart for 4 cu ft

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  5. OrpingtonBrahma

    OrpingtonBrahma Just Hatched

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    Depending on where you could get the corn cob bedding it can be as low as $3 a bag.
     

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