Removing concrete pad

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shughes, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. shughes

    shughes Chirping

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    previous owner had a 12x20 concrete pad where I want to place my coop. I busted up the concrete using sledge hammer and removed best I could. Was wondering if anyone had issues with broken concrete in run? Some those pieces can be sharp. I plan on trying to get most of it out but doubt I will ever get all of it.
     
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  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Welcome! That concrete pad would have been a super base for your coop, so sorry it's gone!
    Mary
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    See I do disagree I love having no floor in main coop all large birds.. Now my silkie coop there is 4 I protect they have a floor but their tractor has no floor they get wood ash both to do dust bathes in my grow out coop there is no floor it is attached by communal run to the main coop
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    I like a dirt floor too, but a ready made predator barrier would have been wonderful instead!
    Mary
     
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  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I buried hardware cloth and 12 x 12 pavers
     
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  6. shughes

    shughes Chirping

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  7. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Free Ranging

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    That makes sense. Nice coop.
     
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  8. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    Any remaining concrete should be fine since it's inert. The birds may eat some as grit but it shouldn't harm them as long as they don't gorge on it.
     
  9. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Very nice coop!
     
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  10. pintail_drake2004

    pintail_drake2004 Songster

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    Should be fine. The concrete pad is nice to keep predators out, and it is super easy to clean.
     
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