flooring for above ground kennel

Discussion in 'Kennels and Housing' started by dfw, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. dfw

    dfw New Member

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    What do you use?

    I was thinking about using some 1 x 2's and just spacing them about an inch apart.
     
  2. I just used 1X2 wire, but just keep pups on it for a short while after thay are weaned
     

  3. I used 7/8ths inch square vinyl coated wired used in making crawfish traps.
     
  4. FB

    FB Administrator Staff Member

    Where did you buy that wire and do you remember how much it cost?
     
  5. I bought it at a local feed store. I don't remember how much it costs a foot but the roll had a few feet already taken out of it and they gave me the rest of the roll but I only needed twenty feet. Lucked out. Usually they won't sell you just a few feet from a new roll and you have to buy the whole roll. I live in central Louisiana.
     
  6. Owl Creek

    Owl Creek New Member

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    1/4" thick 1" holes 4' X 8' sheet at Lowes $24 bucks.
    last longer than treated wood.
     
  7. RHowell

    RHowell New Member

    Is that plastic lattice?
     
  8. That plastic lattice is like gravy and biscuits, a good idea
     
  9. Owl Creek

    Owl Creek New Member

    yes it is but with the small 1" holes
    it's 1/4" thick.
     
  10. FB

    FB Administrator Staff Member

    I tried the lattice one time and it does work and lasts a long time but the waste wont go through it like it does with the wire. Its probably a little easier on their feet though.
     
  11. Owl Creek

    Owl Creek New Member

    thats why i changed it.
    one of my dogs had trouble walking on the wire.
    and my wife kept hounding me to change it.

    and you are right on the poop.
    thats why i am picky on feed.
    the better food has less waste.
    easyer cleaning of the kennel.
     
  12. Hoop

    Hoop New Member

    can you order that wire online someplace?
     
  13. ManUp72

    ManUp72 Member

    2x4 flooring above ground pen the best

    1 inch gap on the 2x4 flooring.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  14. ManUp72

    ManUp72 Member

    Slats

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    I LIKE THE 2X4 TREATED WOOD SLATS WITH THE 1 INCH GAP MYSELF, ALL I HALF TO DO IS CLEAN UP THE GROUND AND THEY STAY CLEAN AND DRY.YOUR SET IS VERY NICE THOUGH.:wink:
     
  15. we also use 2x4's with a 1 inch gap
     
  16. ManUp72

    ManUp72 Member

    pen

    How is it working for you?
    Very easy clean up
    ,for me less than a minute.Every thing is on the ground
    ,its like a dog porty potty and much cheaper to build 8x8 +4x8 for like 600
     
  17. http://www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com/benches_AV_prices4.htm

    This is where i purchased my flooring for my kennels. They are $11.49 a section. They are also inorganic which means bacteria and viruses can not thrive to live on it. Makes for healthier dogs. Hope this helps some of you out. I have had mine going on 3 months and love mine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  18. ManUp72

    ManUp72 Member

    do you have a pic of the complete pen wiyh a dog in it?