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Outdoor run floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by threecutechicks, May 20, 2011.

  1. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an old dog run that I will be using for my new chicks. It has a brick pattern concrete floor. I plan on using sand on it. Will itbe ok or should I rip it up and just have the dirt covered with the sand?[​IMG]
     
  2. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bricks under sand is probably better as it will keep diggers out. Plus it's easier. [​IMG]
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would leave it. If it is all brick, you might want to make an area that they can take dust baths and dig in.
     
  4. threecutechicks

    threecutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!! I can take the sections out so maybe I will just take out a 2x2 area for them. I should be able to make a box to keep the sand out of the dirt area for them. Now I just have to make the coop for them. We are still pretty cool up here and the girls are only 5 weeks old so I still have a few more weeks to get that built or just buy a small one at the Country store nearby.[​IMG]
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:I agree it will be easier to clean and you can put a sand box in there for them to dust in.

    Wish my runs had concrete floors. They'd stay drier.


    Rancher
     

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