coop on a deck

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dogue, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Dogue

    Dogue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2014
    I live in a neighborhood and have very little yard, and my yard is not fenced.
    I want to put my chicken coop for my bantams on my back covered deck.
    I'll let the chickens out in a pen in the grass ocassionally, but my concern here is I don't want the wood of the deck being damaged.
    It will be damaged if poop/bedding/water sit on it.
    So what can I cover the deck with that will protect the wood and be safe to put bedding and chickens on top of?

    I tried a tarp for this exact thing at my last house, but somehow water collected under the tarp, and so when the pen and tarp were removed, the wood was mildewed and stained.
    I don't want that to happen again.

    Any ideas?
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Elevate the coop off the deck surface.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas


    Put a solid floor under your elevated coop and don’t have your run on the deck, put it on the ground. I don’t know how elevated your deck is but hopefully you can manage that.

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