Coop bottom Out of Wire?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ContessaKris, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grandview (SKC), MO
    I was watching this video and they used wire for the bottom of the inside of the coop where they sleep. Can't that be bad for their feet? Curious...

  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    I've read that a wire floor shouldn't be used with heavier breeds (like barred rocks), but that it is OK with lighter breeds. The wire in the video looks rather sturdy, maybe the spacing is OK. Me, I don't plan to find out if wire is or is not OK for the floor, I'll just clean regularly. (I'm still building).
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Less maintenance, but not good for chickens. It is good for breaking a broody hen though.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:? How does that affect a broody hen?
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. WendyGrama

    WendyGrama Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 25, 2011
    Cottonwood, Arizona
    broody's on wire floor, they have no place to nest comfortably and there is a draft from the wire floor if its above ground.

    I use wire over a shelf under my roost so they can't get into their roost poop but its not something they stand or even climb on and leaves more floor space in the coop.

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