Misc coop questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 31665, May 9, 2008.

  1. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is finished and a few question for you all

    Question 1 We have a coop with 1 window and a nice big door. The coop is in an area that is fenced from top to bottom. When the chickens are in for the night the fenced area locked up do I leave the coop door open or closed. It seems like it would be hot during the summer or is it unsafe.

    Question 2 Sawdust on the floor thick or thin? Does it get wet? Will a fine dusty sawdust be bad for them or should I stick to the pine shavings.
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. k0xxx

    k0xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thoughts...

    1 - As long as there is adequate ventilation, they should be fine with the door closed.

    2 - Personally, I'd stick with the pine shavings.

    Mark
     
  3. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ditto what K0xxx says. I think it is always safest to close the door, but you need to make sure there is ventilation. I use pine shavings too.
     
  4. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much!
     

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