Pen floor advice

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Re: Pen floor advice

Post by Marigold » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:18 pm

Well, as I said, mine was intact after seven years' use. It's very hardwearing stuff and they seem to do all their scratching in the Aubiose on top. I only replaced it because I wanted everything totally clean and fresh for a new batch of chickens, and it's inexpensive anyway. It also has the advantage that they can't scratch earth up into it, so you only have to deal with the droppings.
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Re: Pen floor advice

Post by rick » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm

It's similar to using geotextile under a bark mulch path. If laid flat on well prepared firm ground and kept covered it should be good for 20 years.
Sunlight degrades it if left exposed for too long.
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Re: Pen floor advice

Post by Marigold » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:56 am

Another reason why I replaced it was because initially I couldn't find membrane wide enough to go right across in one strip, but now it's available in all sorts of widths on Ebay.
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