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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moniquem, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. moniquem

    moniquem New Egg

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    Hi!

    I'm new to this chicken thing and am so excited after reading all the posts! Question:

    I live in an apartment and have a courtyard that's quite large. However.....it is all concrete, no dirt. Has anyone ever kept chickens on concrete? [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. All concrete - I would make sure to provide shade in the summer, sandbox like areas for dusting, and flats of grass for foraging. Chickens are adaptable and can do well under many differing conditions. Good luck.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, moniquem, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I agree with sourland - chickens can handle about anything - plus concrete is easier to clean, won't get muddy, etc. Good luck and enjoy your flock!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Chickens have a deep desire to scratch in something and to take dust baths, so if you can meet these needs they'll be O.K. Also agreeing with Sourland on the shade. Concrete can get uncomfortable when it's hot!
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Sounds perfect to me too! [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Concrete does has it's pros and cons. Constructing a dusting box will help and maybe some of that green outdoor carpet will be easy on their feet and it it easily washed off. Good luck. :thumbsup
     

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