AMAZING discovery in an old coop!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KatieBugg, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Songster

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    I have a coop that is probably 25 years old or older that was on the property when we bought it. I had what I thought was a dirt floor until yesterday evening (we just got the coop going this spring). I was trying to dig some wet stinky dirt out due to torential rains a couple of days ago, well I got the grain shovel and started going at it and I heard and felt a big scrape on something really hard, undrneath about 6-8 inches of OLD dirt, poop and crud, was concrete!!!! Needless to say I spent the evening and most of today digging everything out and putting all new wood chips down. I am so excited that I found concrete as I was having a terrible time making DLM work for me because of odor, now I know why! I feel like a total fool tho as I spent the money to attach a hardware cloth apron around the whole outside of the coop, can we say overkill [​IMG] I did see concrete and truly thought it was just the footing for the building. On the downside I now have to fix a leak in the roof that was discoverd through the storm, time for a metal roof [​IMG]
     

  2. allieloveschickens

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    awesome! [​IMG]
     
  3. pottymouthspoultry

    pottymouthspoultry In the Brooder

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    SWEET! Lucky you!
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Songster

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    Awesome!
     

  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    I am so excited that I found concrete as I was having a terrible time making DLM work for me because of odor, now I know why!

    On the downside I now have to fix a leak in the roof that was discoverd through the storm, time for a metal roof

    The odor was because of the excess moisture​
     
  6. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    Now THATS real buried treasure! [​IMG]
     
  7. KatieBugg

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    Quote:
    On the downside I now have to fix a leak in the roof that was discoverd through the storm, time for a metal roof

    The odor was because of the excess moisture​

    Yeah I figured that out after doing some reading here last night about it. I think when hubby gets home and we get the roof fixed, I think it will make a big difference.
     

  8. serenityNH

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    That's super! [​IMG]
     

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