Soggy Floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Margy1, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Margy1

    Margy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently started building our coop (its not fully finished yet) it has been raining on and off for the last week and a half, the floor inside is getting pretty wet, it gets flooded during the end of the night and this morning when we put them down I noticed the ground was still squishy, is the wet ground going to hurt their feet, any ideas to help fix it?

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  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah,it depends.Are any chicks?It's bad for chicks to get wet,but it won't hurt adults at all.The chicks are smart enough to stay and perch on things if they don't like the felling of something.
     
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if your wanting it dried,i'd throw straw on the ground.
     
  4. Margy1

    Margy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 10 weeks old, hopefully that is old enough that it wont hurt them?
     
  5. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah,their fully feathered and all,thats ok.If you have any more questions i will be free to ask!

    Good luck with your BABIES
     
  6. lhaolpa

    lhaolpa Just Hatched

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    When I built my coop,I set down landscape timbers and built it on top of them. I built up dirt so that water runs off,so no soggy floor. One thing you could do is to put pea gravel on the ground about 2-4" deep,with straw on top. I use 1 bale in a 16'x8' coop.
     
  7. Northern nurse

    Northern nurse Out Of The Brooder

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    Sand works well for keeping the footing area a little drier, several inches would raise it above ground level and give your birds a nice surface to scratch on and dust bathe in.
     

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