Will this work for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grammaC, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. grammaC

    grammaC Chirping

    Jan 8, 2011
    SE Minnesota
    Just bought a place in the country and there's an old milk house attached to the barn. Cleaned it out and power-washed it. The concrete floor is cracked and there's a (slow) drain in it. Will this be alright for a chicken coop? Folks before had chickens in it, but used the deep litter method (about 5 years' deep) I was surprised to find the drain! I'd like to use it for my coop since it's insulated, has water & electricity, plus windows for ventilation. I'm only getting about 10 laying hens.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Shapleigh, Maine
    Absolutely, it's a concrete mosaic! Where people had chickens in it before. I would just scrub it real well with bleach water and let it dry sufficiantly. I know you said you have already power washed it and maybe you used bleach as well. Just a suggestion as you never know what someone elses chickens may have been carrying for diseases, etc. Congratulations on your new home and for jumping into the chicken world!! [​IMG]

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