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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Rice hulls, grass and mint. This is what I have on the floor of my pens and it is great. The rice hulls keep them warm in winter and cool in summer. The grass is there for the "natural" element, and the mint is there for smells and because it is good for them to have a nibble.

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    yeh we use rice hulls too. Its nice for the dogs, well atleast my dogs like them

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    Mint sounds nice, where do you get the rice hulls etc from??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Mint sounds nice, where do you get the rice hulls etc from??
    We get ours from the produce store when we get horse food.

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    I have 4 kennels runs, rarely used lol (except for the mice and spiders), the people who owned the property before me used to breed Great Danes, so it was pretty nicely set up.

    2 single runs, 2 double runs, the main part is brick with concrete floors and insulation in the roof. Then the exercise areas are just grassed (well, more weeds now!). Fencing is 6' cyclone fencing - only thing I have done is concreted around the base of the fences so dogs can't dig out, and I've put a big shade sail over part of the exercise areas. I thought about concreting or paving, but noticed that when I have had dogs in there they seem to like lying on the grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    We get ours from the produce store when we get horse food.
    I also get mine from the produce store. Big bales of the stuff that end up going everywhere, with the help of the wind, my children and the dogs, before it even gets in the runs. But GREAT stuff!

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    I have never heard of rice hulls. What are they, as in what do they look like? Sounds interesting.

    I'm not a fan of concrete runs, so these rice hulls could be a goer???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    In some of our kennels we use old conveyor belting. Its rubber and once it is cleaned and any sharp edges are taken off its much better than concrete.
    Where do you get this from???? Sounds very interesting.
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    The hulls from Rice, which sounds really rough and gross but it's not. You can try in your local produce store, they should let you look at it before you buy it, so you can see if it what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    My kennel run is about the size of a large single garage. It was previously a green house.

    Where the roofing is we have put down pavers. The dogs never go to the toilet on it so only ever gets a hose down every three months or after a bitch has been in season.

    The rest of the floor is then dirt with some rough grass patches, then there are rocks and ferns in there. They will occasionally use the dirt to toilet on but rarely, maybe if I sleep in or if I don't swap dogs around quick enough (while in season).

    If they were to be permanently kenneled which mine aren't, then concrete with a slightly rough finish, great for keeping nails short but not enough to trap germs are easily cleaned and squeegied dry.

    I have three kennels, a platform and a trampoline bed in my kennel run. The small areas allow for body warmth to be trapped. And the platform and trampoline are for hot nights.

    I have roll down shade cloth sides so they can be put down (on the outside) to minimise wind and weather but keep the air flow good and are up during summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Where do you get this from???? Sounds very interesting.
    ummm. We worked for the mines doing drafting so when their conveyors wore out, and the do it on a regular basis, we halled some out to our place. You can probably find some in big shipping yards, anything with coal etc. I am not sure if you can just buy it from them but it worth a try! Its not cheep, its really heavy therefor takes a bit to get into place, but they can not move/dig out of it, and you can drill into it, most of the time. My point was that rubber is IMO better than concrete.

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