packinaglock

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Sep 8, 2008
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For flooring can I use the same wire screen that I used on the walls? It is sturdy and about 1/4" square holes It will be about a foot of of the ground. Will this hurt their feet? They have acess to another part of the coop that is on the ground. Kind of a split level coop.
 

orchidchick

Songster
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
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I think that you will find the 1/4" openings too small for adult sized chicken manure and have quite the mess on your hands....literally! It is also rough on their feet over time. But it can have a place in a coop, for instance, say under a roost where they do the majority of there nightime deposits; it's hard to say as you don't give too much of a desciption of how your coop is laid out.

Orchidchick
 

packinaglock

Songster
11 Years
Sep 8, 2008
148
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Loxahatchee, Florida
Well right now I just have a painted plywood floor but that isn't working too great. Im thinking a screened floor will be easier to pressure wash.
 

Chirpy

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May 24, 2007
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I would not use any wire under their feet. It's just too hard on them to walk on and will cause health issues.

As Chicabee19 said, put down wood and then cover that with linoleum. Then put wood shavings (or whatever you're going to use as bedding) over that and it's really easy to clean.
 

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