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Butcher paper on dropping board

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bade, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. bade

    bade New Egg

    Jun 24, 2008
    We have 6 bantum chicks, and they are waiting for me to build them a coop.

    I was thinking about getting a roll of butcher paper (comes in 1000 ft rolls) and having it set up so it is on top of a dropping board (under the roost). The roll of paper would be mounted so you can pull the paper across the dropping board. The plan is then to pull the paper every day or two so that there is new fresh paper under the roost, and we can throw away the old paper. Any thoughts on if this will work or not?
    Thanks in advance
  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Throw away the paper, or compost it? Is it compostable?
  3. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a great idea to me!
    Check the paper before you purchase, though. Some butcher paper has a heavier waxy finish to it. This would take longer to compost. The plain heavy paper would be the best to use.

  4. TeaLady

    TeaLady Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    I was thinking of something similar. There's a heavy brown paper that you can get at paint stores. It's used to mask off the floor. It would hold up for a while, and then should compost fine especially if you wet it down when it goes into the pile.
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Great idea. Might also wanna try newspaper.
  6. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Or cardboard. Both are great in the garden with some mulch on top of them - no weeds come through, and they compost themselves by the next season.
  7. bade

    bade New Egg

    Jun 24, 2008
    Thanks for the replies - composting is a great idea. [​IMG]

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