Concrete floors

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carbide, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. carbide

    carbide Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2013
    What do u guys and gals thank about concrete floors? I have a huge dog kennel, we have 9 long runs not been used in years, thinking about turning to breeding pens. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thank you.
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Concrete floors are great.


    You do want to put something on them though...... like sand or wood chips, or whatever.

    But they are wonderful since they don't rot, and critters can't tunnel up through them.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    you might also dump piles of leaves into the concrete runs, so the chickens have something to peck through
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you on board with us [​IMG]

    Oh please put some dirt, sand or leaves on the concrete for
    the chickens to move around and peck through [​IMG]
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    I have a chicken coop with a concrete floor, and it is great!
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Concrete is a great flooring, but you will need some bedding down as well. Not only to absorb poop, but to soften the surface for their legs and feet. I had a concrete area that my birds were always jumping down on and they were always getting small sprains in their legs. Also just walking on hard surfaces all the time will bruise the pads and may lead to bumblefoot. So you might want to sprinkle something around. :)

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X6 concrete floors are great, just need to have bedding, use wood shavings on ours.
  8. carbide

    carbide Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2013
    Thanks everyone we just put some of our Clif Redden And Paul Smith breeders into the kennels today put pine shavings on the floor and about 5gallon of sand in each the Ameraucanas love it. We just took 19 baby chicks out of incubator. We are going to love this site.
  9. I wish to welcome you to BYC from Southern California! [​IMG]

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