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Dear Fellow PNW'ers,
Is you coop built up off the ground with a floor or is it (like mine) on the ground?
I have a sand coop floor,
 

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My silkies have little houses. The large fowl have a dirt floor. I toss shavings in occasionally. It stays dry on top even though we have a high water table. Run is 15x35 and I put 3 to 4 bales of straw out there every 3 months to prevent it from becoming a mud pit. It's just bare dirt and rock come summer so they can dust bathe to their hearts content out there. There are a lot of worms.
 

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My silkies have little houses. The large fowl have a dirt floor. I toss shavings in occasionally. It stays dry on top even though we have a high water table. Run is 15x35 and I put 3 to 4 bales of straw out there every 3 months to prevent it from becoming a mud pit. It's just bare dirt and rock come summer so they can dust bathe to their hearts content out there. There are a lot of worms.
The straw was a good call, I put down a LOT!!! but with the rain it so packing down,, the hens feet are much cleaner.


I have sand on the coop floor, I keep it scooped and raked every morning. Yesterday at 1 I went out and 9 were under the roosts just bathing up a storm hahahah
 

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Yesterday as I was cleaning up all of the downed limbs and tree stuff from around the house and all, I hate stepping in a surprise from the dogs, I was thinking, "it feels like its about to get cold, it feels like snow" and it is a chilly 35 on the porch
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