Hardware Cloth Floors and Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AmericanKraut, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does having a hardware cloth floor increase the risk of bumblefoot? I've seen a lot of people attach hardware cloth to the bottom of their entire run to prevent predator dig-ins (sometimes then putting soil over), and some have a grid floor for their coop, particularly tractors, so droppings fall to the ground beneath. This isn't anymore rough than the rocks and dirt outside when they're free-ranging, though? I was just wondering what you all think.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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  3. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, cavemanrich!
     

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