Currently got kiwi kennels which are alright, but I find them hard to clean the wooden slats, so was thinking over going for a concrete base with panels and an insulated kennel inside them, anyone got any cool ideas they could give me
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I use these, inside building/garage next to the house, bolt together.
A quick calculation reveals that I've been pushing a broom for at least 68 years! So I strongly suggest you build your new kennels from below ground upwards. My current kennels discharge into the domestic septic talk via 100mm Osma drain pipes which is probably illegal because it works.
Lay concrete with a steel float finish to a fall steep enough to drain well but not so steep the water has disappeared down the drain before you've time to pick up the broom. Fall to one end and one side, with a channel you can fit a broom and a shovel down the side. Gate should open inwards with the hinge opposite to the corner, so it is blocked by your wheel barrow or leg when going in and out. Do not put the channel inside the kennel parallel to the fence unless you want sh*t flicked in your face every time a dog jumps up on the wire to greet you. Make the sleeping area small rather than large and only dog-shoulder height. (They like to lift their heads when emptying so if they have to 'stoop' going in, they'll keep their beds clean). Concrete floor in the sleeping area with a fall to the outside and lay 1.5" concrete onto 2" of Kingspan. It'll warm up and stay warm. Kennel should face south for the sun, but make sure there is also shade. Keep steel wire/bars above leg lifting height as p*ss really makes it rust. If you can, fit self fill water bowls -- in a corner so they don't p*ss in it. There's more, but it's tea time.
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.
Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).
Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...