Co-op Help [Newb]

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlbertaChickens, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. AlbertaChickens

    AlbertaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello guys! I am hoping to get chickens this Spring so I need to start thinking. I do not know what type of litter/flooring I should use. I thought about sand, and I also looked into the deep litter method but I don't know which one to choose. I still need to check if my town will let me have chickens in town. I was wondering if you have any suggestions/ideas on how to have a good coop in town. I want to have like 5-6 chickens. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand would be OK. I suppose people that don't mind raking daily and want a really clean coop go with sand. A nice 4 or 5" layer of pine chips works really well for me. The main thing is to use something that will solidify runny poop.

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  3. AlbertaChickens

    AlbertaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    So you would recommend the de litter thing?
     
  4. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can dust the coop floor (I use pine chips on the floor) and poop boards if you have them from time to time. DE helps to dry things up and keeps down the bugs/flies in the warm months.
     
  5. AlbertaChickens

    AlbertaChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx!
     

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