1. kelh2o44

    kelh2o44 Hatching

    May 27, 2008
    As you all have probably figured out by now...I am new to this!
    I am going to make a coop and have it elevated. I see some have lino for the floors and others talk about screen so the poop falls through. Is there a catch pan somewhere or does it fall through to the ground and then the hens wade through it? Does the wire hurt their feet if you install it on the bottom.
    Thanks (I AM a NOOB)
  2. 5peeps

    5peeps Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Winterset Iowa
    Hello ,
    I am new my self so here is my two sense . I just started building a raised coop it is 2feet up and is 4x4xs4 here is a link to my pictures of my coop so far .

    I placed a 1/2in. thick flooring because of the racoons in my area , I am planing on putting a poop box under my roost to help with easy clean up the poop boxes I have seen have wire screens over the top of them . I also used vyinl flooring .

    good luck

  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Quote:Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    We have one tractor and 1 coop that are elevated. We didn't go the poop tray route as both of ours are high enough for me to comfortably clean out while I'm standing upright and I can just scrape the litter/poop right out into the awaiting wheelbarrow.

    It really boils down to a personal choice, which would you rather deal with?

    The wire floors can be a problem to their feet. We are keeping a few of our extra roosters in wire-bottomed cages (old rabbit hutches), so I spread a thick layer of hay on the floors to help protect their feet.

    Links to our elevated coops...



    Hope this helps!


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