Rubber Mat Under Pine Shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Superior Chicks, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is this ok? Rubber mat like what is used for horse stalls to give better footing? (I have a coop that has glassboard flooring, and it is extremely easy to clean, but, extremely slippery.)

    I put down a 1/4" rubber mat, covered with 3" pine shavings.

    Any opinions?

    (Chicks aren't coming until May. Is it May yet??[​IMG])

    TIA

    Ma
     
  2. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be fine. Deep litter over it and you are good to go.
     
  3. bumblebeehillschickenfarm

    bumblebeehillschickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only problem with it is mice and rats will live under it. That would be the only problem i would see.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I've used them and love it! Never had problems with mice or rats living under mats but its the wood underneath my coop that they love!
     

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