What do you use on the floor of your coop?

fushalilly

Songster
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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Ive got a small coop for three hens. I use to use hay for the floor bedding, but it is expensive and not easy to clean. What do you recomend?
 

d.k

red-headed stepchild
11 Years
Feb 6, 2008
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Southeast Coast of Florida
* I use a piece of roll roofing shingle stuff-- It has embedded gravel for good hen foot traction & I just drag it out and hose it--- or if I'm too lazy or worn out for that I keep a couple extras to exchange til I have some energy. . . .
 

asher

Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire
13 Years
Jan 26, 2007
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Mountains of NC
Definitely shavings. You can find it free in a lot of places, saw mills, etc.

Cedar can be toxic to small animals including chickens.
 

Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
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Evening Shade, AR
We covered the floor in our playhouse coop with a linoleum remnant (for easy cleaning) and then added pine shavings for the litter.





Hope this helps!

Dawn
 

Smitty's Farm

Songster
12 Years
Aug 24, 2007
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St Clair County, Il
Quote:Me to!!! The linoleum protects the wood and makes it so easy to clean. I also use pine shavings, but one of chickens (Psycho) has a habit of scratching the straw out of the nest boxes, so I usually end up with a combo of pine shavings & straw before time to clean it out.
 

Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
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Evening Shade, AR
Smitty's Farm :

Me to!!! The linoleum protects the wood and makes it so easy to clean. I also use pine shavings, but one of chickens (Psycho) has a habit of scratching the straw out of the nest boxes, so I usually end up with a combo of pine shavings & straw before time to clean it out.

Smitty,

Our girls love to dust bathe in the coop litter so we end up with shavings in the nest boxes. I tell everyone that they decided I didn't do a good job with their hay and they do it to pad the eggs better. The looks on their faces is worth it!


Dawn​
 

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