New coop- 6x4 shed conversion!

KingB

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Thanks. Most of my chickens are silkies so they can't fly so well. Some are a bit cooky (ehem Ginger ehem) so I wanted to make sure it was low enough for them.
I think they mean that they'll nest in them at night instead of roosting up on the bars. It's not nice to have poopy nesting boxes
 

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I'm used to it lol. I usually clean every week anyway, and remove large poops regularly.
Ok, fair enough.

Is it straw you used for the floor? Have you ever tried Bedsoft? It's a product for horses. Low dust and a lot more economical than using straw, in my opinion and there's less waste to get rid of when you clean the coop. Most British feed stores stock it.
 

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Ok, fair enough.

Is it straw you used for the floor? Have you ever tried Bedsoft? It's a product for horses. Low dust and a lot more economical than using straw, in my opinion and there's less waste to get rid of when you clean the coop. Most British feed stores stock it.
I usually use hemp (because I can use it for my tortoises too) but I accidentally bought a bunch of straw (don't ask why) and I'm trying to use it up before I switch to hemp again
 

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Curtains are closed. The windows are plastic with hardware cloth on the inside.
Camo door is the pop door.
You can see the latch, but it has 2 "lock" things (top and bottom)

I know someone is gonna pick on me about ventilation, but the way the walls are, it allows airflow to go through
 

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Curtains are closed. The windows are plastic with hardware cloth on the inside.
Camo door is the pop door.
You can see the latch, but it has 2 "lock" things (top and bottom)

I know someone is gonna pick on me about ventilation, but the way the walls are, it allows airflow to go through
I smashed the windows out and replaced them with hardware cloth in my shed.
It keeps the smell out and improves ventilation.
 

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