Wire on the bottom of coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sueg6255, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    LaGrange County
    Some of the coops I have been looking at have wire on the bottom of the coop. When I was making mine all the things I read said that wire will cause problems with their (chickens) feet. I like the idea of wire but do not want to ruin their feet and ask for more troubles. It sure would help with clean up.
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I don't think it would cause a problem IF you dug down and covered the wire with a foot of dirt. Chickens scratch and will dig a hole so the dirt will have to be fairly deep
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I agree it would be easier to clean!!!

    I was also thinking about that also: maybe a partial wire floor (under the roost part then maybe tack a tarp under the wire in winter ((like the henspa)))

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