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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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