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  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    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.
  2. orchidchick

    orchidchick Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    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.

  3. packinaglock

    packinaglock Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    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.
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    good ole' sheet vinyl should do the trick.
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    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.
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    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. [​IMG]


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