flooring for chicken run???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrst08, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. mrst08

    mrst08 New Egg

    Oct 26, 2013
    The place we will be placing the chicken coop is on top of flagstone pavers... I would like to be able to save the stone as much as possible. What would be a good option to place on top of it??? something that would be easy to scoop up the poop and easy to clean out when it needs a full cleaning??? We live in a part of CA that gets in the 100s during the summer so I will need to be able to keep it as clean as possible in the summer months...
  2. theabee

    theabee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2013
    I don't have chickens. BUT I have been researching them a lot.

    It depends on the size of the coop.

    Small coops can be bedded with a mixture of equal parts DE, sweet PDZ, and course sand. (that's what I'm gonna do)

    Medium/ Large coops could have less PDZ/ DE

    The benefits of the deep litter method seem to be that it keeps them warm, and you don't have to clean it often (once or twice a year). But you can't scoop it as you mentioned. You have to scoop sand.
    You probably don't have a need to keep your coop warm, though.

    I suggest sand. It just sounds so nice to me... you'll need about 3-6 inches, from what I've seen. Less if it's mostly sweet PDZ.

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