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Converting an old Hog Barn into a Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GrandmaKatnip, May 19, 2016.

  1. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip Just Hatched

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    We would like to section off a portion of a 30 year old hog barn into a coop for 25 chickens. The flooring is rubberized with a 4' pit underneath. Is that flooring ok to use for the chickens? We are using old Sow feeders for the nesting boxes, and will put a door in the wall so they can go outside during the day. My biggest concern is the flooring. Do I need to cover it with plywood, or is this ok?
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it would be ok, but you might scrape poo from where it doesn't fall through, but I would just cover in linoleum, that way when you clean it can be done faster and much more efficiently.
     

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