Chicks Arriving Soon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NewChickieOwner, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. NewChickieOwner

    NewChickieOwner New Egg

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    Hi all, new to raising chickens here! I have the brooder, heat lamp, etc... all ready for the little ones arrival (ordered 9 and due here in about a month) I am now getting the coop built outside. It will be 8 ft by 10 ft inside and I want to use the deep litter method...my question is should I put in a wooden floor or just leave the bottom open ground? The outdoor run will be just on open ground.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    I prefer a wood floor, and cover mine with vinyl flooring to protect then from moisture and to make clean up easier. Keeps varmints out, and moisture can be an issue here in the spring and fall.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. NewChickieOwner

    NewChickieOwner New Egg

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    Vinyl floor sounds like a great idea, any others before we get out the hammer and nails?? :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    or linoleum
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You may wish to type "flooring for deep litter" in the search box or post your question on the "Coops and runs" forum.

    Good luck with your impending arrival of chicks!

    CT
     
  7. NewChickieOwner

    NewChickieOwner New Egg

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    Thank you all for the input! :)
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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