good coop floor for warm weather?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nutcase, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it okay to use wood shavings or straw as a coop floor in warm (humid not dry) weather? The chickens won't need any warmth for most of the year. They have a well-ventilated coop. Any thoughts on this? Please post!
     
  2. HouseCat

    HouseCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Straw is my litter of choice and I use it year round without any problems.
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is it okay to use in warm weather? Usually here it's between 30 and 36 degrees Celsius.
     
  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I use wood shavings year round in my coop.
     
  5. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my birds during the summer when we were having a heat wave. I decided to try sand at that time based on the information in the following article.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/444759/got-sand-you-should

    I loved the sand and kept it until the fall when I changed to deep litter. It felt to me like the sand kept the coop a bit cooler. I might switch back to sand when it gets warm again and just use deep litter in the colder months.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would imagine that sand would keep it a bit cooler in hot weather.
     

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