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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paulc1988, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Paulc1988

    Paulc1988 Hatching

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    Hi all,

    Completey new here. Ive just bought a house and theres chicken coop in the back garden so thought I would make use of it and always fancied some chickens anyway. A local farm is selling some bovan goldlines so was thinking about picking up a couple at the weekend. The coop is in pretty good condition with a feeder etc already.

    My only question is regarding flooring. The house itself has some wood shavings in which obviously I will replace prior to bringing the chickens home. But the coop has wood bark flooring. It looks pretty old and obviously this time of year its soaking wet. I was thinking it might be a good idea to clear it all out and put some straw down?

    Thanks in advance

    Paul
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I am not familiar with that type of flooring to be honest with you, but if you can post some pics in the Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance the members there will he happy to help you figure out what to do with it. Also check out the Learning Center for all sorts of info on raising, feeding, entertaining and managing a flock of chickens. Enjoy the site!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely do some posting in the Coop Construction section of the forums for more input on this.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sumi has given you two great and helpful links to explore.

    Welcome to the community!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  5. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If the floor is still good you could sand it and reseal it. That's if you want to put the effort in and you think it's worth it. I personally would stick with shavings over straw because I worry bugs will hide in the shafts. But I don't believe there is any wrong choice of bedding so of course the decision is up to you. Good luck in your new adventure :)
     
  6. Paulc1988

    Paulc1988 Hatching

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    Thanks for the replies guys
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined.

    I'd definitely take a look at the link that Sumi left you. I'm not familiar with that style of flooring, either. As long as you have a thick layer of bedding, you may not experience any problems. Be on the look out for mold, however.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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