What to put in the bottom of the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by murdeb, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop is finished! We are picking up the chickens in the am and I am still confused about the what to put in the bottom of the run. There is a little area under the actual coop that I thought about putting sand in for dust baths. But am at a lost for the floor of the run area. I have heard to use sand, most people don't seem to like the straw, has anyone heard of Hemcore? I live in Florida where the weather is warm for the most part, we do live in a neighborhood so I want to keep the smell down. If you lay down sand, do you scoop it like a litter box? Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I use pine chips in the coop and sand inside the run. I wouldn't have it any other way.
     

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