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Question about building coop/run on top of concrete slab

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mamichi, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. mamichi

    mamichi Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in southern Florida and want to build a coop/run very similar to this one: desert coop We have a large carport in our backyard consisting of a roof and concrete slab and want to take advantage of this area. From my understanding the coop part would be great on top of the slab b/c it is easy to hose out when necessary. Of course we will be putting in some type of bedding in there (I am thinking pine shavings). My question is: can we build the run on top of the concrete too? Is it a good idea? And if so, what would we be putting on top of it? Gravel?

    Thanks for your help!

    Margaret
     
  2. mamichi

    mamichi Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, nevermind. I think we've decided not to put the run over the concrete slab, just the coop. I'm getting so much info that I'm confusing myself! I think I read that concrete is the best choice for the coop floor and somehow I later thought it was the best choice for the coop AND run floor. But after I posted this question I think that thought is wrong.

    LOL, have I confused you all too?
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    LOL! Too many ideas, too much information, too many opinions!! I was the same way.. I would read something and say--that's prefect , that's what I'll do! Then I would read something else and say ok---maybe that would be better.

    We built my coop on a cement slab and the run is just earth. I like the looks of the one you have chosen. With your weather and humidity--it will be prefect for you...Dixie
     

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