Pallets in chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Acresofchickens, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Acresofchickens

    Acresofchickens TripleC

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    Hello,
    I have a really muddy chicken coop and I am trying to figure out what I should use to keep them out of the mud. I was thinking about using pallets to put on the floor of it, but would they break their legs if fell in a crack? Or would they be able to just hop on out? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    How big is your chicken coop? Do you have a covered or uncovered run? Is it possible for you to get sand bedding for your run? That will eliminate any and ALL mud. I would not suggest that pallet. Flockwatcher is right.
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    We didn't put pallets over the entire run but put one down and covered it with plywood to keep the birds from falling in the gaps. It just gives them a space to get off the ground. They still seem to enjoy splashing in the mud if it isn't too cold.[​IMG]Crazy birds!
     
  5. Acresofchickens

    Acresofchickens TripleC

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    My coop is quite large, an 8x8. I do have it covered but it is not on high ground which makes all of the water run down into it.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    If you could get some sand in there that would be great. I use sand bedding and I love it!
     

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