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My coop will have a concrete floor...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wallis, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah Pine shavings would be good, or sand it makes an easy easy clean up
     
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  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is built on a concrete pad. I have about 6 inches of pine shaving on it. I change them out twice a year.
     
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  3. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also agree with putting some kind of bedding down on the floor.
     
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  4. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use some kind of shavings or the straw.
     
  5. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straw against concrete will draw moisture and rot. I would put sand or shavings directly on the concrete and then put straw if you want to.
     
  6. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your right! I should have made my self more clear. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  7. LBsYardBirds

    LBsYardBirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been wanting to change the flooring material in my boss's chicken coop. just a dirt floor with shavings is too dusty. What if i were to concrete the floor, cover the concrete with rubber horse stall mat then put shavings?
     

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