Adding concrete floor to coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LillianMae, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, so I'm planning on adding a concrete floor to the coop to keep predators from digging in. It's about 14 and a half feet long, and about seven feet eight inches wide. How did you guys do your floors? About how much did it cost?
     
  2. Alabama Jack

    Alabama Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I poured a 16x8 pad. Had to rent a concrete buggy ($100 or so for 8 hours), 3 tons of crushed limestone gravel as a base (around $100), and the concrete truck to curbside with 2.5 yards (around $350). If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask. Its fresh in my mind. You can also see the results by searching for my coop build, under this forum.

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  3. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 20'x 10' concrete slab in the yard behind the house. It was here when we bought the place, have no idea what they did with it but was perfect for my 16'x8' coop and run. Love it. No worries about digging predators. I use all purpose sand in the run, cleaning and replacing as the need arises. I am a firm believer in the deep litter method for the coop during winter. I remember reading somewhere that concrete helps with ambient heat. Also easy to clean with soap and hose water during the warmer months. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What does the coop floor look like now?
    Can you post some pics?

    Have you had any predator infiltration?


    Might be a cheaper way.
     
  5. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had predators before, it's dark now so I'll post pictures later. My dad is a concrete mason so that'll probably be the easiest route for me to go. The floor is a fairly flat dirt floor.
    A few years ago we had something (I think a weasel) take out all but 5 of our 30 chickens (they were almost to laying age), and all it took from them was their heads, and it didn't even eat all of the heads. Fast forward about three years and I had a bunch of chickens with no issues, except for one time when I had a hen randomly disappear during the middle of the day and never come back.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well if your Dad is in the concrete business, he should know how to and how much.
     
  7. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    great pick on the concrete!! i believe it will be alot easier to clean and work in there. and your chickens claws will be ground down a bit, too.
     
  8. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a picture of our coop/run, some 3 years ago. It sits perfectly on this pre-existing slab, was meant to be. [​IMG]
     

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