1. kerroppi76

    kerroppi76 Out Of The Brooder

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    what does everyone use on teh floor in their coop? We have a wood floor. What should w put on it to soak up wet and keep smell down? How often do you have to change it out?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I put down a layer of pine shavings. It doesn't normally get wet. Pine shavings are nice because they smell good too.
     
  3. Omah09

    Omah09 Out Of The Brooder

    I put leftover vinyl flooring on my wood floor. I got the vinyl from a floor shop for a $ a roll. Then I put pine chips on that. I try and scoop some poop out daily. I just added some more chips.

    It's working great but they've only been in the coop a week!
     
  4. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 coop w/ a wood floor -- it gets 6 inches of pine cones or shavings rotated out about once / month
    2 coops w/ dirt floors, they get maple leaves (about 6") or other misc smallish yard waste -- dig-out once / year
    2 coops w/ hardwire floor, the poop just drops through most of the time, but I do have to clean these out every few days when there are birds in there
     
  5. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vinyl tile/flooring down then shavings over top- we've got it set so we can put about 8" down for in winter (gunna try deep litter method)
     
  6. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

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    I have pine shavings. Had the coop for a couple months now. Never changes it just added more. Trying deep litter method. Gets flies on really hot days.
     
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I panted mine and put down sand, so easy to clean.
     
  8. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vinyl on top of wood floor with pine pellets for deep litter method . nothing sticks to vinyl easy to clean no smell using pine shavings or pellets.
     
  9. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put down linoleum, and use pine shavings (deep shavings method). Monthly I take the shavings and compost them right into the run. No smell. I have 27 chickens.
     
  10. nerd0geekboyz

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    I use pine shavings atop my vinyl floor. I have a 4x4 coop with three chickens and I change the shavings every 2-3 weeks.. I do, however, add more shavings once/week.

    Most of the chicken poop is caught in the poop catch bin or they poop in the run.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

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