Wood shavings problem

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ilovechicks2, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. ilovechicks2

    ilovechicks2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having trouble containing the pine shavings in the coop. The entire backyard and run is covered in it. Can someone help me?

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  2. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i only have them in the closed in coop i have pieces of linoluim flooring under them to keep them from falling through the hardware cloth they stay put
     
  3. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    From the pictues Iam havinga hard time figuring out where the shavings are suppose to be. Where did they start?
     
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    change to sand....It is great! [​IMG]
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Looks like an open air coop, unless you enclose it the bedding will fly around and be kicked around by the birds.
     
  6. ilovechicks2

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    Quote:Here are some more pictures. They started inside the closed in part of the coop. one side has all mesh and one side has a big door. And don't forget the hole in the floor.

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  7. Vtchicks

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    I would put 1X6 where the mesh is, and 2X6 around the hole in he floor. But like mentioned before, sand would probably worh better for your coop. But you will still need to border it with something.
     

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