Just dirt floor coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GrammysFarm, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. GrammysFarm

    GrammysFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby is almost finished with my coop.... there is really nothing but dirt and oak leaves on the ground where he built it. Do I need to put anything else in there?????????? [​IMG]

    Obviously we haven't put the wire up yet, the open side where the fence is laying is going to be a door to open and allow for easy cleaning.. it has linoleum floor.... (which I'm thinking I add my pine shavings to??????is that right).... and then there'll be a window on the west side and the south side will have access to the nest boxes... I'm thinking 2... I only have 6 chickens.... IF I get 5 or 6 more.. will that be too small an area? they can also get under the house.... and the door has a mechanism so that I can close them inside. they are right behind my dog pen, and beside my goat barn.
     
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  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Dirt is fine. The whole perimeter needs to be dig proof, drainage needs to be good away from the run, and then add mulch, bagged shavings, and stuff to make a nice deep litter area. Mary
     
  3. GrammysFarm

    GrammysFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Mary!... drainage there won't be a problem, it's a higher place.... drains out into the pasture.
     

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