Chicken Tractor Flooring

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by outdoorpodcast, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    i am wondering what type of flooring is best for chicken tractors? I just finished my tractor and I used plywood for the floor for the coop portion of the tractor. However, I am reconsidering this choice and thinking that hardware cloth might be best. I'm finding the chickens scratch the pine bedding on the pine flooring and scratch it off the flooring and onto the ground. I'm thinking that hardware cloth without pine bedding would be best??

    What is everyones opinion for the floor for the tractor coop??
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    I, personally, woud never use wire on the poor chickens' feet.
    Is the tractor elevated so there is no ground or dirt or grass?
    If it's elevated, then I would suggest plywood and use a good bedding like shavings or dried grass clippings, or hay.

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