Wire coop bottom?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by my first peepers, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will probably be getting a few more chicks and I'm looking for a place to house after brooder, until they're big enough to join the big girls. A friend has an old rabbit hutch that I could use but the floor is a hard wire (small squares). I would need to fortify it a little and probably put a plywood floor on the inside but would the wire be okay for them to run around on in the outside part?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I think that wire is too hard on chickens feet. I'd put wood down over all the wire (that's what I did in my rabbit hutch for my broody and her baby) and then use it.
     

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