1. Missbehavin

    Missbehavin Out Of The Brooder

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    The guy building my chicken coop asked if I wanted the floor to be wire so droppings could just fall on the ground. I was thinking it would be great but to also put a catch pull out drawer so I could easily clean up the mess that falls through. The bottom of the coop is about 2ft off the ground so I could either let it fall thru and hit the ground or I could leave the pull out drawer in. What do ya'll think? Do they really need shavings down there? This coop will be movable.
    Thanks,
    Debbie from Texas
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  2. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a lot of pens with wire floor.I simply use a garden rake and rake out from under it every few days. Nothing major.Better than solid floors that u would have to scrape....
     
  3. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop has a wire floor...that is how I bought it. At first I thought it was a great thing, because everything could fall through. Then I started finding a lot of my girls with bumble foot and and have to wonder if the wire bottomed floor is aggravating their feet. Especially the heavier birds that roost up high and jump off onto the wire floor. I have since covered mine with matting and am starting the deep litter method. Something you can't do with a wire bottomed coop. Lots to think about...good luck. I am sure you will get something that will work great for you.
     

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