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Where do you put bedding in a chicken coop?
When they jump off of roosting bars or out of nesting boxes onto the coop floor, they land with a hard thud. Bedding needs to be soft and deep enough (a very minimum of 3 inches) to cushion a chicken's landing. Otherwise, they may injure their feet or legs.
What is the best way to winterize a chicken coop?
What do chickens sleep on?
Where do chickens sleep? Most chickens prefer to sleep on a roost rather than on the floor or in a nesting box. And trying to do the right thing, many backyard chicken keepers provide roosts in the form of broom handles or round bars.
Is a dirt floor OK for a chicken coop?
Not all chicken coops need floors, particularly those that use the deep litter method, have soil that drains well, and are well-designed to keep out predators. However, many coops without floors allow easy access for rodents and burrowing predators, are difficult to clean, and add too much moisture to the coop.
Should you insulate a chicken coop for winter?
The walls of the chicken coop need to have good insulation installed. This will help keep the chickens warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The insulation will also help to keep the coop at optimum humidity levels. When the chickens are kept at the optimum humidity levels they produce more eggs.