Broiler house flooring

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brooster, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    With the tiny bit of experience I have had just this fall with meat birds I know if I ever built something it would have either a dirt floor or something I could shovel clean then hose out. Those birds create tons of poop. They have their own strange smell which also is stinky.

    If you are thinking of hardware cloth as their floor I have to say I think it is far too hard on their feet. They need a good solid ground to moving around their hulking quick growing weight.
     
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i am planning something for later this year. mine will have dirt floor for sure. better for everybody.
     

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