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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sam208, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Sam208

    Sam208 Songster

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    I have a 8x12 chicken house with a dirt floor i wish i could keep the dirt floor. but it is just so dusty mostly because the chickens dig holes in the floor.

    so i was wanting to know if i could just put about 2 inches of ag lime down to keep the dirt and the dust were it belongs


    thanks sam
     

  2. rstampa

    rstampa Songster

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    I don't know about putting lime down but most people use Construction or Builders sand. Works great. No mud no dirty chickens and drains quickly. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

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    Lime will burn the chickens feet. Mixed lightly in sand it might be ok but not a floor of it. Ouch!!! Gloria Jean
     

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