I was just admiring my handy work tonight..

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Yetti, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and how easy it has been to keep clean. I am so glad I took to the time to build this floor system for the geese. it takes about 2 minutes with the hose to rinse it down and fill their water jug and I am done.
     
  2. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like!! May try to build something like that myself. [​IMG] Are those boards actually bevelled across the length?
     
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow very nice [​IMG]
     
  4. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes they are.
    its a weeks worth of cutting at 15* angle to get the right foot print and then glue and nail every single contact point. for geese I found the top of the boards being approx. 1 1/16" wide and the spacing at 5/8" works perfect. they have enough support for their feet and the poop drops through.

    I bought the supplies to do a Duck hut floor. its slightly smaller but no less work. the spacing for them is 5/8" to 3/4" wide board tops and the spacing is 1/2". I had found plans for this design while searching duck housing. I upped it slightly for the geese and it has been a life saver.

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    you can see how the floor extends under the walls. that way there is no piling in corners.

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  5. rainy day ducks

    rainy day ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I just found a new project for my husband!
     
  6. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    doesn't it get cold in there during the winter?
     
  7. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 only for my dad lol not a husband [​IMG]
     
  8. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Why would you think that?

    Just so you know I have a 36" wide landscape fabric to put up over the screen. it should cut down the wind quite a bit and the geese won't have to worry about the snow blowing in.
     
  9. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:Why would you think that?

    Just so you know I have a 36" wide landscape fabric to put up over the screen. it should cut down the wind quite a bit and the geese won't have to worry about the snow blowing in.

    cuz it seems like the wind would come up through the floor. I mean, I think it's a totally awesome idea but I know here in the DC area it gets really cold and windy so a slatted floor would be breezy for the birds while they sleep.
     
  10. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll have to post pics when I am done moving things around. we moved the Goose hut this afternoon. I also added some of the fabric to the sides to block wind. I have to see how much wind it can take?

    as for the wind through the floor its a non issue. you'll see when I post new pics that the ends are capped to the ground.
     

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