Coop bedding questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 8Chicks4Ky, May 17, 2011.

  1. 8Chicks4Ky

    8Chicks4Ky Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    We have a tractor with a raised coop and a hole in the floor for a ramp down to the run. We have been using the wood shavings that we get from TSC. The chicks were pushing most of the shavings down until we built guards around the hole. We also have a piece of linoleum stapled to the plywood bottom of the coop. I have been cleaning it out about once a week. So here are my questions...

    1. What is the best type of bedding (shavings, straw/hay, newspaper, something else)?

    2. How deep should it be?

    3. Is there anything else I should be doing?

  2. snookmeister6

    snookmeister6 New Egg

    May 10, 2011
    I'm using dry oak leave at present and will compost the leaves as I change them. It's early on but seems to be working thus far.

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