foundation tip

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ams3651, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    When my dad recently laid down concrete for the foundation for a new grain dryer he was told to first break up glass bottles on the ground all over where the foundation was to be laid. If rats, rabbits, etc try to burrow under they will be cut up by the glass. He has an older dryer that he was afraid would collapse because of all the rat tunnels under it. Thought this was a good tip for those who lay a foundation under a coop, probably even for just a floor on top of dirt.
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good idea, and if you need drains you can position them using a glass bottle which you will later break, then seal the opening with a rodent-proof drain, such as a metal shower drain with a screw-on/off cap...
     
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 9, 2009
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    Thanks for the tip. I am looking at using a concrete floor so this is good timing for me.
     

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