I need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beachbum14, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 16' long 48" deep standing coop with 8 hens. 5 rir and 3 black sexlinks. It has a checkered wire floor in it and I put pine shavings in it but they keep scratching it thru the bottom. I keep putting it back in but they scratch it out. Its gettin old. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Shavings are going through your wire. Put a solid bottom in it to prevent this.
     
  3. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I could but then it would just be mess with them pooping all over it. Is it ok just to let them walk on the wire or what
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Wire isn't comfortable to their feet, so it's good to give them some solid area- to spend part of their time on.
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.

    I got some carpet samples for mine. When they get dirty, just hose them off. Then put in the alternate dry ones.
     
  7. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a good idea I didn't think about carpet. I just got done putting in some scrap paneling squares in mine but I think when it comes time to clean I'll replace it with carpet. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. If you continue to use shavings after a bottom is put in, you can just clean out the shavings as needed.

    The carpet samples mentioned earlier is another option.
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    You can get small scraps from most carpet places, sometimes for free.
     
  10. BlueGrassPicker

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