Agricultural Engineering Department
Poultry, Concrete, Hard Surfaced Floors, Oil Surfaced Floor, Agricultural Engineering
Experimental work on poultry house floors by the Agricultural Engineering department of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station has developed two new hard-surfaced floors that are very practical for the purpose. One is of soil-cement and the other of oil-surfaced soil mixture. Their principal advantage is their low cost. Cost of materials for these floors figures about one-third that for the conventional concrete floor. The time required to build them is about the same, and even with hired labor the total cost of building these floors should be only one-third as much as for concrete or even less.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Patty, R. L. and Larsen, L. F., "New Hard Surfaced Floors for the Farm Poultry House" (1943). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 39.