Hen Zero

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What's the best kind of floor to put in a coop?

-Hen Zero
 

Texas Fluffy Feet

Songster
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Feb 20, 2008
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Arlington, TX
Wow, I bet you get every floor ever put in a coop as a response on this one. There are advantages and disadvantages to them all I'm sure. Think about your coop size and design, the breed (s) and number of chickens going to be in there, if you will use litter on the floor what it will be and then pick whichever style will be easiest for you to clean.

Generally it seems these are the most popular:

Dirt
Concrete
Linolieum
wire
wood
 

silkiechicken

Staff PhD
Premium Feather Member
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Do be careful if you choose wire, as if they have to spend a lot of time on it, it can damage their feet. Now wire over a droppings pit is a good idea and can make clean up easier.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
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Jan 30, 2007
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I have a wood floor and use pine shaving...works real well...no moisture build up....
 

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
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Mar 3, 2008
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Uxbridge MA
I have a dirt floor and use hay for my guineas. They loved it because during the winter they could bury themselves in it for warmth and they ate the alfalfa out of it for greens.

For my new chickens though, my husband is building me a coop with wood floor but I'll continue to use hay since it worked so well for the guineas.
 

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