Floor for goats


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Old 03-14-21, 10:29 AM
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Floor for goats

I have 700 lb of Portland cement and some driveway gravel that's about 1 in diameter. I have a pen that's 10 ft by 11 ft and I was going to go 4-in thick can I just layer in the big stone and some Portland cement and then water it down slowly to make a good enough floor for a couple goats. And would I need to put rebar in it.
 
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Old 03-14-21, 02:58 PM
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To make concrete you also need sand. And it is very important to thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Just throwing stuff out on the ground in layers won't work and will be a mess.
 
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Old 03-14-21, 05:56 PM
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[Just FYI: we were always told never put a hoofed animal on a hard surface. I know some people do it, but.... ]
 
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Old 03-15-21, 02:00 AM
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My goat's house has a dirt/slate floor. I shovel it out every so often and wheelbarrow the contents to the garden. Concreting the floor never crossed my mind.
 
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Old 03-15-21, 09:01 AM
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This is not a recommendation. Maybe you could put all the ingredients on the floor in layers, then rototill to mix then add water and flatten. Don't know if it would set or not.
 
 

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