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Old 15 July 2020, 09:49
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Damn. That's nice, really! You know it will be shit on right?
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Old 15 July 2020, 17:58
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Damn. That's nice, really! You know it will be shit on right?
Yeah, to help with that, I'm using self stick linoleum tile on the floor and sides to present the shit from soaking in.

$.42 sq/ft at Lowes
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Old 16 July 2020, 00:37
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Yeah, to help with that, I'm using self stick linoleum tile on the floor and sides to present the shit from soaking in.

$.42 sq/ft at Lowes
I've seen some folks really spoil their chickens. I saw a coupe that was shaped like a cottage, complete with windows, curtains, porch entrance and beautifully painted. It looked better than some surrounding properties.
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Old 16 July 2020, 07:18
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Not spoiling them- just making it easier to clean.

Got the idea about the tile from my son, whom had the unfortunate experience of having to replace the 'floor' of his sink cabinet due to an undetected seep or drip.

The guy at Lowes told him that if he put down the tile, the wood would be better protected and wouldn't rot (as quickly).

I immediately realized that would work in the coop to prevent the chicken shit from soaking into the wood and creating a 'science project' of the floor and sides.

I plan on using a product called "Koop Clean", that has 'Sweet PDZ' (used in horse stables) mixed in to neutralize the odor and help insulate it. I'll build a couple of trays to slide under the roosts, located on the drop down side, to catch most of it and all the stuff can go into a compost heap.
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Old 16 July 2020, 08:57
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I've seen some folks really spoil their chickens. I saw a coupe that was shaped like a cottage, complete with windows, curtains, porch entrance and beautifully painted. It looked better than some surrounding properties.
How does that spoil a chicken? They don't know what curtains are.
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Old 16 July 2020, 08:59
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Sorry not to have posted pics but I'm still working on it.

That is massively cool.
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Old 16 July 2020, 09:44
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Found the plans online- had to make a few 'adjustments' and extrapolate a few things (lack of detail).

I have just 3 more 4 x 4 posts to sink into the rocky TN soil then dig an 18" trench around it and fill it with surge stone gravel and a little cement to keep out critters.

If a fox or raccoon can get through that stuff then (s)he deserves a chicken dinner...
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Old 16 July 2020, 10:59
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I plan on using a product called "Koop Clean", that has 'Sweet PDZ' (used in horse stables) mixed in to neutralize the odor and help insulate it. I'll build a couple of trays to slide under the roosts, located on the drop down side, to catch most of it and all the stuff can go into a compost heap.
That’s what my FIL does. He’s always got a great big pile of compost.
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Old 31 July 2020, 22:19
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Spike and the girl's first day as yard birds...

Spike is the rooster with feathers on his feet


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Spike and the girl's first day as yard birds...

Spike is the rooster with feathers on his feet


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Old 2 August 2020, 19:55
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Thanks! Lot of work with all the rain we've had but worth it.
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Old 2 August 2020, 23:02
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How was your post relevant? That was rhetorical - it wasn't.

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