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Hen house idea...good? bad?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bawkbawkhens, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. bawkbawkhens

    bawkbawkhens Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    I had what I thought was a good idea today as I framed my hen house..... I was thinking of using a stall mat 4x6x.5 as the flooring inside the hen house where the wood shavings/bedding will be. Easy to Clean...Insulation...water proof... I can't see any bad aspects.



    Baaaaawk Bawwwk!

  2. chicknadventure

    chicknadventure Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    I am NOT a chicken professional, so take my suggestion with a grain of salt :)

    I think, that, unless you have an extra one laying around and want to save money by using it, then you should look at linoleum sheet-much cheaper I am sure.

    GL and tell us more about your chicken plans :)
  3. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    I'm new:) and was also thinking of using horse matting, however, I found 'interlocking' waterproof mats, 4 to a package at The Christmas Tree Shop for 10.00, each mat is 2 x 2, I used 3 packages to do my 4 x 12 area. They interlock really tight, figured they are very light weight (stall mats are heavy:) will see how they work out, if not, it was a cheap experiement:)
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    I have stall mats in my duck barn and for my horses they work great BUT yes as said.. heavy, heavy.. heavy... did I mention heavy? lol yet they are super durable... really a matter of which you prefer and want to spend.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

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