In my last blog I wrote how much easier your life will be if you use plastic or wire flooring around the drinkers for your ducks and geese. I am sure many of you said "That's great, but where do I find this poultry flooring?" Well, in this blog I have listed a selection of manufacturers.
Unfortunately some of these may have minimums above your needs. But you never know until you ask! If you are a manufacturer that is not listed, notify me and I will add your information.
These normally come in pieces that are about 2'x4' or 3'x3'. Some interlock and some do not. Some are impregnated with an antimicrobial agent, most are not. Some are manufactured internationally but have North American distributors. Some are white and some are colored. Ask if their flooring is appropriate for the age and type of your poultry.
Gillis Agricultural Systems Willmar, MN 800-992-8986 firstname.lastname@example.org
Double L Systems Dyersville, IA 800-553-4102 email@example.com
CanArm Brockville, ON, Canada 613-342-5424 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ogdensburg, NY, USA 800-267-4427 email@example.com
This the flooring we use in one of our brooder buildings. It is
excellent for ducklings but does not work with goslings as they
catch their hock in the holes.
Southwest Agri Products Dallas, TX 800-288-9748 firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmer Boy Ag Myerstown, PA 800-845-3374 email@example.com
Valco New Holland, PA 717-354-4586
Alibaba.com A listing of several Chinese manufacturers
Giordano Poultry Plastic Caraglio, Italy 39 0171 619715
SKA (click ENG by the logo to have it in English) Sandrigo, Italy 39 0444 659700
Vencomatic Calgary, Alberta, Canada 403-241-7692 firstname.lastname@example.org
FarmTek Dyersville, IA 800-245-9881
Agri of Virginia Broadway, VA 800-328-6378 email@example.com They do not have a website so I am showing a picture of their flooring below.
PVC Coated Welded Wire
You can use welded wire that is not covered in plastic, but it will not last as long and may be more abrasive on their feet without the cushioning of the plastic. There are two ways to galvanize welded wire: before welding (GBW) and after welding (GAW). Before welding looks better but after welding lasts longer. Ask which you are getting. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire (14 gauge is thicker than 16 gauge).
Wire Cloth Man Mine Hill, NJ 800-947-3626 firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston, TX 800-947-3256 email@example.com
St. Petersburg, FL 888-947-3256 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulsa, OK 877-947-3626 email@example.com
CE Shephard Houston, TX 800-324-6733
Riverdale Mills Northbridge, MA 800-762-6374 firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis E Page, Inc. Littleton, MA 800-225-0508 email@example.com
Valentine, Inc. Lemont, IL 800-438-7883 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerard Daniel Hanover, PA 800-232-3332 email@example.com
Fontana, CA 800-635-8296 firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy Welded Wire Fence Orange, NJ 800-427-0854 email@example.com
Good luck with your flooring changes. Using wire or plastic flooring in your duck and goose pens around their drinkers will keep the pen much drier and cleaner. Send me pictures of how you keep your pens dry!