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Discussion in 'Kennels and Housing' started by dfw, Dec 14, 2009.
What do you use?
I was thinking about using some 1 x 2's and just spacing them about an inch apart.
I just used 1X2 wire, but just keep pups on it for a short while after thay are weaned
I have 1 by 4 with spacing
I used 7/8ths inch square vinyl coated wired used in making crawfish traps.
Where did you buy that wire and do you remember how much it cost?
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.
1/4" thick 1" holes 4' X 8' sheet at Lowes $24 bucks.
last longer than treated wood.
Is that plastic lattice?
That plastic lattice is like gravy and biscuits, a good idea
yes it is but with the small 1" holes
it's 1/4" thick.
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.
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.
can you order that wire online someplace?
2x4 flooring above ground pen the best
1 inch gap on the 2x4 flooring.
I used 1X1 coated wire. I used 14 GA wire 6 ft long http://www.wadavidson.com/index2.php?grp=13&go=coatedwire or this one http://www.louispage.com/welded-wire-mesh/vinyl-coated/vinyl-coated-14-gauge/
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:
we also use 2x4's with a 1 inch gap
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
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.
do you have a pic of the complete pen wiyh a dog in it?