Pigeon flooring

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Joyful7, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Joyful7

    Joyful7 Hatching

    Dec 3, 2014
    Lancaster Pa
    What is the best to use for the floor in the loft? I put down mats that they use in horse stalls, Do I need to put something on top? like straw or wood chips? I thought the mats would be easy to hose off. The mats are made of rubber. I am new at this and really could use some advice. Thank you.
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    It depends of how many pigeon you have. If you have only a few then the matts you have will be great and easy to keep spotless clean.

    If you have more birds then I find the best is dry coarse sand.. a good few inches deep. The birds poops dry out on the sand and you can rake it over ever few days and throw away and mess like feathers and clumps of poop.

    So long as it stays dry then there is no smell and the birds stay clean too as they are not waking in fresh poops and spreading them around the loft.
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  3. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Songster

    Nov 7, 2013
    mats are nice fairly easy to clean. dont need a covering . draw back and is not wanted mice and rats borrow under them and make nests and raise there
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Sounds like a good plan. I have a small tarp covering my flooring and I pull it out once a year along with some spot cleaning from time to time. I also employ my empty nylon mesh feed bags as liners in my nest boxes and under areas where they roost.


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