(Sorry, I had to go there : )
Today, I did my weekly coop check and noticed that the black and white checkered laminate flooring I have under the roost was tearing. Last summer, when I built the coop, I didn't want to pour a concrete floor, because I know myself. At some point, I may decide to move the entire coop 20 feet to the left. With a concrete floor, that would be difficult. I used laminate because it was cheap, it was easy to clean and it looked cute.
Today, I had to make a quick decision. I pulled up the laminate, grabbed 3 bags of 5/8 gravel I have saved for the water fountain installation and spread it in the coop.
I laid some new shavings down and welcomed the birds back into their newly renovated space.
Naturally, I used my rubber gloves, rather than my leather work gloves today, so my fingers are protesting.
My fingers, the unsung heros of the chicken coop.