coop flooring

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MIKEY7, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. MIKEY7

    MIKEY7 Just Hatched

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    i built a 12'x7' coop for my chickens but was wondering what i can put on the ground that would help them. it is just dirt now but they are eating it away. i know thats what they do but do i add anything ie, dirt, sand, wood chips?
     
  2. chickenslave2

    chickenslave2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hay and woodchips are good to keep chickens from ruining the ground. And chickens can also search for bugs within the hay or woodchips.
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi! This is a great article comparing different types of beddings. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. Clems Girls

    Clems Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    weve tried a few different things and so far woodchips/tanbark have worked best, our girls love digging around in it and on a wet day it provides good drainage
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sand is good for drainage, also pine shavings and some Dri-stal ( a horse product) that keeps odors down.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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