Coop flooring

packinaglock

Songster
11 Years
Sep 8, 2008
148
1
121
Loxahatchee, Florida
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
12 Years
Mar 23, 2008
218
4
144
south florida
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
 

Chirpy

Balderdash
12 Years
May 24, 2007
3,788
28
221
Colorado
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.
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
26,824
19,573
781
Florida
My Coop
My Coop
Here is a picture of the inside of my coop. I have wire under the roosts, a poop pit. I move my coop. The birds do get on the wire once in awhile, but I haven't seen any problems with it. I have seen some posts with some great ideas to catch the poop and use no wire. Here is a thread that I thought was a great idea.
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