Coop/run flooring material?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by casadezorola, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. casadezorola

    casadezorola In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    What does everyone use for their coop flooring and run flooring? Sand? Thoroughbred shavings? Straw?

    We are looking to use the poop for composting. Any tips?
  2. lynnehd

    lynnehd Songster

    Jan 1, 2015
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Hello, I am a new member too, but I think it can depend somewhat on where you live (weather/moisture) and the size/type of coop/run you have. Also if they will be in the coop full time, or get some free range time.

    I plan to use construction grade sand in my run (different sizes of sand particles, doesn't pack down quite as much as something like playsand).
    Not yet sure what I'm going to use in the coop; a lot of people use pine shavings, with or without using the deep litter method (do a search on this; lots of threads).
    I may use sand in the coop as well, with some PDZ (a desiccant that helps reduce smells, and absorb waste).
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015

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