Good materials for run floors..?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by safarichick101, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need something that has good drainage! I live in texas and it gets quite humid and we get a lot of rain. Right now they are walking on dirt. And when it rains- it smells so bad!
     
  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't beat a good layer of sand. I have a 6 inch layer of course washed sand and it rarely puddles.

    Bill
     
  3. hermiesbirdies

    hermiesbirdies Out Of The Brooder

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    what kind of sand? can you use play sand or do you use constuction sand?
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    SAND

    it drains well, is easily raked to remove solid feces.
     
  5. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks all. Texas soil with its clay is very hard to drain. I'll have to get me some SAND!

    For the coop: Do ya'll use straw or wood chips? I use straw.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coarse sand , he kind that is used to make concrete. [​IMG] Has all of the grit size pieces they need too.
     
  7. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    We used gravel. It works and drains well for us. Cured my stinky muddy run. And we already had it on hand from another project.
     

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