cement floor questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 3forfree, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to incubate some eggs starting next week and want to keep the chicks after they hatch inside my barn. The barn has a cement floor and wondered what your thoughts are about this type of floor in a coop and run. In the spring I will put them outside where they will have a dirt floor. Thanks.
     
  2. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    My coop had a cement floor. I put the girls on it when they were 12weeks old. I added pine shavings and had no problems at all. I used a kitty litter scoop to get up the poo ....

    Not sure it would be warm enough for young chicks, without something on top of it...Maybe you could add a layer of cardboard and then topping it with several inch of sand until they get large enough to be on the shavings. At what age are you planning on putting them out there? What type of heat will you have on them?
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting eggs tomorrow and the incubator is set up in the barn, and they will be in a brooder in the barn also. As for heat, there's heat when I'm out there and have a fire going.
     

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