plastic duck wire flooring for raised coop ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rhodeislandred1, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my coop on the concrete right by house and I want to move it because our concrete is ruined. Do you suggest I move it over the grass or another small concrete section in my yard?
    I also want to raise it because of flooding, so if I use plastic duck wire as flooring any droppings would fall on the grass and cleaning out be easier (I can just hose down the wire every now and then). What do you this plan?

    But one thing: I'm afraid the air space under a coop makes it difficult to retain heat in the cold. I live in the south so i dont get snow, but it does get cold. Also my coop is 4x8 ft, and the reason I want to raise it is to get rid of the mice/rat/any problem we have.

    Open to an suggestions :)
     
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  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    For a raised floor I would suggest 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth... plastic is too flexible in my opinion and may cut their feet...

    Edited to add... not to mention predators that could easily tear it open to get in...
     
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  3. rhodeislandred1

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    The only predators we have that I know of are rats...would they break the hardware cloth too?
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Nope... hardware cloth is not an actual cloth... it's welded wire of sufficient gauge to keep most predators out...
     

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