Mold on dirt coop floor.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jklyles1, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large coop with a dirt floor( ground that used to have grass) . Its covered with tin and has 2 clear panels to allow for sunlight. The front of the coop is open with a 1/2 in mesh material. We added a drainage system but it is still damp on the floor. It now has green patches of mold growing on the dirt. The chickens only sleep in the coop. During the day they free range. What can I do for this?
     
  2. nellynelly

    nellynelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it seems like removing the dirt (6 inches or so) and adding sand and/or gravel would do the trick. also, adding gutters and grading outside the coop to minimize flow into the coop would help.
     
  3. Klutch

    Klutch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could add 4 - 6 inches of sand to enhance drainage. The chickens will keep this turned over due to their scratching. Nothing seems to grow in my chickens' run.

    Chris
     

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