Opimions: what is the best floor for coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken blondie, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. chicken blondie

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    concrete? enclosed sand in coop? or other?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    What does the coop look like? Is it elevated or on the ground? How big is it relative to your number of chickens? Is it a walk-in or do you have to reach in to access it and clean it? Will you use a droppings board? How often will you clean it out? What will you do with the stuff that comes out when you clean it, compost it, put it in the garbage, or something else? What material is free or at least inexpensive and available? Is the coop positioned and built so water cannot get inside, either rain falling or water running on the ground? If it gets wet, can it dry out, either by draining or evaporation?

    We use all kinds of different things on a coop floor. Each situation is unique so a lot of different things work. There is no one best thing for every coop in the world. You’ll find that true for most things to do with chickens. There is seldom any one right way to do something where every other way is wrong. There are normally a whole lot of different things that work well, you just have to decide which one will work for you in your unique situation.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Beckaberry

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  4. Beckaberry

    Beckaberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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