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under the roosting bar

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by will, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. will

    will Hatching

    Aug 27, 2007
    are wood chipings ok for under the bar?
    or do i need saw dust?
    or something else?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Wood chips will work. Use whatever you find easiest to maintain or acquire.
  3. will

    will Hatching

    Aug 27, 2007
    my dad was puting stiks through the chiper an had the idea to use them
  4. polychickens

    polychickens In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    I use a 1x12 spruce board under my roost and scrape it off into a dustpan daily. It all goes to the garden compost pile then and this keeps my pine shavings very clean for a long time.
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Inside the hen house we use a metal tray filled with wood shavings under the perches and also cover the whole floor with the deep wood shavings. In the pen or run we use sand under the perches.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2007

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