Coop flooring

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by katie1990, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. katie1990

    katie1990 Out Of The Brooder

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    We plan on having four hens in a 6x4 raised coop. They'll be running on a full acre of land so that's no issue. I was wondering about coop flooring. Which is best? what works the best for you? And what is the most cost effective? I'm new to chickens completely so I've seen everything from wood shavings to sand.

    My husband was thinking a grated floor with hay overtop but I wasn't sure if that would be sufficient for their little feet.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    How big is your coop?

    My elevated coop has a plywood floor covered with a sheet of scrap vinyl flooring - durable, moisture resistant and easy to clean.
     
  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is really what is easiest for you to keep clean and cost. You could even paint the plywood floor with floor paint. Also easy to clean.
     
  4. katie1990

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    So I wouldn't need chips or sand over that at all?
     
  5. katie1990

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    The coop is 4x6ft
     
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    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood floors with a rubber mat of some sort over that.
     
  8. WCHomestead

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    I have a raised coop with a plywood floor covered with pine wood chips. We clean it every quarter and put in new wood chips. We have it so we can just open the door and rake into the tractor bucket and put in compost pile to use in the garden.
     
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  9. katie1990

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    Melissa, after l looked at the link I decided on pine chips too. We plan on starting a garden next month. My husband is going to make it to where it's easy for me to clean. I've got two kids two and under so I need it easy!
     
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