does a raised henhouse need a floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shua6771, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. I bought a Chik-n-Barn (http://www.mypetchicken.com/Coops_without_Chickens-Chick_N_Barn_With_Run-P316.aspx) from my neighbor along with the coop. I want to raise the henhouse off the ground, with the bottom of it level with the top of the coop. to give a bit more square footage. Should I build some sort of floor for inside the henhouse? I figure I will give the hens access to it via a ramp from underneath, up to the nest boxes. But I'm wondering if they will also need some sort of floor in there since it won't be sitting on the ground.
    Thanks,
    Josh
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think yes.
     
  3. chicksbunsdog

    chicksbunsdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it would be too drafty without a floor.
     
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I would most defiantly want a floor to avoid cold drafts. 1/2 inch plywood is a good choice.
     

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