What should I put on the floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mr chicken dude, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!,I am wondering what I should put on the floor of my Chicken coop I was thinking hay but..Kinda also wondering what everyone else would recommend to put on the coop floor...

    Thanks,Collin
     
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Right now I've got crushed corn cob bedding (found a ripped bag at TSC, got it 75% off) with a layer of white pine needles over it. I was using straw but it's a pain to clean. A lot of people like wood shavings or wood pellets.
     
  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use wood pellets.

    The pellets in the run have turned completely to sawdust and the girls peck and hunt as well as bathe in it (they do have a dust bath which they use too, but I often go out to see them half buried in the sawdust).

    The pellets in the house stay pellets much longer.

    I sprinkle stall dry in both the house and the run regularly.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use grass clippings and leaves, free and available all year. Smell good too. Did I say they are free. My first choice would be wood chips. But I cannot get for free. If you use poop planks and empty every AM, you can get great compost material and also will keep the litter cleaner longer. Works for me. Coat poop planks with linoleum for easy cleaning.
     
  5. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have in the shop/garage right know (from all the construction of the coop) more of small wood shavings its not really saw dust could this work...[​IMG]
     
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  6. muttly

    muttly Out Of The Brooder

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    I like pine shavings, they absorb odors and moister, but more importantly the ladies like them.
     
  7. tmorr37

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  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Nice! But why is Mr. Chicken in a nesting box?
     
  9. tmorr37

    tmorr37 New Egg

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    Quote:Nice! But why is Mr. Chicken in a nesting box?

    LOL they are all MR chicken

    By the way one of the chickens (about 6mo old) crowed today [​IMG]
    Didn't know I had a Rooster. Rhode Island Red.
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are just now building the coop do use linolium for ease of future cleaning. I would reccommend wood shavings, hay and straw seem to clump and is harder to keep clean.
     

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