In the Brooder
- Jul 2, 2010
I'm using 1/2 inch hardware cloth as the floor of my chicken coop, my original thought was the poop would go through the cloth and down onto the dirt 3 feet below, then rake out the poop every once in a while. This worked fine when my hens were little chicks. Now the 1/2 inch hardware cloth does not seem to be big enough or the poop is too big, and gets stuck and piles up on the hardware cloth, and have to scrape the poop out with a shovel every few days especially under there roosting area. If I replace the hardware cloth with something with a larger grid, will that work for my purpose or should I convert to a solid floor, where I see many with a scrap of linoleum as a flooring surface.