COOP Questions from a newbee

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 31665, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 14, 2008
    Chardon Ohio
    #1 In the summer in Ohio do we close the door to the coop? (won't it be hot)
    It is going to be inside a fenced area which brings me to my next questiion...

    #2 What should we use to fence in the run area all sides and over the top?

    #3 What should I use in the nesting boxes? (is straw bad?)

    #4 A Wood floor what do I put on the bottom? Pine shavings OK? Did I read something about putting food on the floor? Why?

    Many thanks in advance for all your help!!
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Quote:1.you can put windows an ridge ventulation.an cover it with hardware cloth.
    2.you can use 12 gauge welded wire.varmitts can ripp though chicken wire.bury the wire 4in deep.that prevents vermitts from digging under.
    3.you can use shaving that you get in the big bagg at TSC or your feedstore.
    4.you can put the bagg shaving on your coop floor.
     
  3. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 14, 2008
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    Thanks! I guess that means I shut the door at night.

    I have 2 dogs in the yard will they keep the critters away from my chicks? Although I do bring them in the house at night.
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes id shut the door at nite.
     

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