1. haydenschick

    haydenschick New Egg

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    I just built a bigger coop out of rough cut lumber made the floor out of it also should I put maybe some mining belt down on the floor to keep from going bad and from smelling
     
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would cover it with a cheap piece of vinyl,you can usually find a good cheap piece at Lowe's or home depot.
     
  3. bwr719

    bwr719 Out Of The Brooder

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    Black plastic sheeting and wood chips. Easy to change when needed.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What is 'mining belt'?
     
  5. haydenschick

    haydenschick New Egg

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    It is a rubber belt that the coal mines use to move coal
     
  6. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We covered our floor with a tarp. It's a bit stronger than plastic so I'm not worried about it getting shredded with their scratching. Come spring, we will pull up the edges and drag it out the door. Hopefully, will make spring clean-out a bit easier, too.
     
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  7. haydenschick

    haydenschick New Egg

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    Yeah that's why I was gonna use the belt for easy cleaning and better for the floor than just shavings and the rubber belt is indestructible
     
  8. vajjslayer09

    vajjslayer09 Out Of The Brooder

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    how did the mine belt work out? im a coal miner and i got some from work....3 pieces 12foot long four foot wide..layed down great and clean up so far has been super easy...only problem i can see is poop getting in between the belts
     

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