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 Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2016
    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?
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    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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