new to coopping.. need help??plz

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kenshens, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. kenshens

    kenshens New Egg

    Apr 19, 2012
    [​IMG]hello everyone.. i'm new to all of this.. i wanted to raise chickens and ducks my hubby and i put a floor into our coop so no animals could get in.i thought the deep liter method was a good idea but when i went to clean it out today ( it had only beeb 2 days since last time) it was growing mold i took my babies out cleaned them up and they are back in the brooder..there is high humdity and we just got a lot of ran yesterday.i'm in the process of stripping coop out and cleaning it super gd, was going to let it air out also a day or 2.. any ideas on what to do???? plz help..I just want my babies to be safe...
    lost in ga..
  2. Kay56

    Kay56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2012
    Hi...did your floor get wet from the rain somehow? What are you using?... pine shavings. I don't have my chicks yet but am getting the coop ready and certainly want to avoid the issue you are having....hope someone helps you soon.
  3. kenshens

    kenshens New Egg

    Apr 19, 2012
    yes the floor got wet i got a storm yesterday while i was gone to the airport taken family back from their visit.(airport is 3 hrs away each way) so i get a awful mess and smell.. this is a hard lesson to learn.. i had sand and pine shavenings down..know i'm lost???? time to go finish cleaning coop.. i really hope someone has some gd's very humdid here we built the coop with plenty ventilation like we were told bye peopl who raise chickens down the road..but we wanted a floor in our coop unlike theirs..and i think the rain and humidity got me last night..i'm so confused..any help wld be great...and gd luck to you..

    ty ,,HELP ME
  4. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    Clinton, OH
  5. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2012
    I'd investigate where the water got in and try to fix that to keep the chicks dry. Sand is another alternative for the flooring of the coop. Shouldn't mold and dries out quickly.

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