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Posted 20 March 2017 - 20:55 PM

What. Are the pros an cons of loft floor grills ,and wood or plastic ?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:21 PM

View Postbhirst, on 20 March 2017 - 20:55 PM, said:

What. Are the pros an cons of loft floor grills ,and wood or plastic ?



i tried them around 10 years ago (hardwood type). liked the idea, looked great , had them over Easy-bed for a deep litter type system . was a pain in the rear to clean and keep tidy .

i would however try the same again , maybe for the stock birds , only have a few pair now so "could work" . when first tried there were over 16 pair in a 12 ft section , that may have been my downfall .
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:32 PM

View Postandy Burgess, on 20 March 2017 - 21:21 PM, said:

i tried them around 10 years ago (hardwood type). liked the idea, looked great , had them over Easy-bed for a deep litter type system . was a pain in the rear to clean and keep tidy .

i would however try the same again , maybe for the stock birds , only have a few pair now so "could work" . when first tried there were over 16 pair in a 12 ft section , that may have been my downfall .

Thanks food for thought

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:49 PM

Pros good if yer pushed for time due to work etc !!! Cons the sh** still builds up on em !! ( except the metal grating type) Personally tried wooden and metal but Jist didna like watching the sh** build up below it TBH !! Much prefer the scraper during Breeding/Racing/moulting and easybed down in winter changed oot every month or so !!
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 22:41 PM

I know whare your coming from i just seem to spend too much time cleaning and not enough time training I need to prioritise as only have so much time

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 14:19 PM

This year put down plastic grids they are 500 x 500mm about 10cm of the floor ,we clean out (me & wife )about every 7-10 days they are a boost ,shakie o lime on floor then the grids ,no scraping just take up their sh-t with shovel it drys up this way and your feet is clean IMO they are great.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 18:43 PM

View Postphilg50, on 21 March 2017 - 14:19 PM, said:

This year put down plastic grids they are 500 x 500mm about 10cm of the floor ,we clean out (me & wife )about every 7-10 days they are a boost ,shakie o lime on floor then the grids ,no scraping just take up their sh-t with shovel it drys up this way and your feet is clean IMO they are great.

Sounds good I have plastic grills going to put them in place on a trail basis

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:47 AM

We put plastic grills into the stock loft this year what a difference clean feet , we clean under them on a monthly basis

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:26 AM

where did you get the grills and how much did the cost?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

Hi I had them given sorry

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

I got some of mine then bought the remainder ,i think it was pallets cant realy remember but they were £5 pounds each but worth it

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:56 AM

View Postjast, on 20 May 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

where did you get the grills and how much did the cost?

B.leefe and sons 500mmx500mm £5.75 each then you'll have delivery on top of that bit expensive when you could prob make timber ones yourself
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:22 PM

Cheers guys, food for thought

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 20:18 PM

Got mine from P&J lofts think they were £4.50 each,I have them in main lofts and the aviarys.Clean out underneath every month.Saves a lot of time during the week,but still clean out nest boxes everyday.
We have purchased some of the best lines of Lambrechts, Van Loons the old lines.Last year been in BHW for winning two clubs.Also Midlands National taking 16th & 20th from 330 miles.
Also last years youngbird season I had the following results reported to me1st x1 2nd x2 also 3rd x2 and 5th x1.

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