Mt mew is on blocks and my weathering area is also on blocks up off of the ground. The reasoning is they both have wooden floors and to keep them from rotting and holding mosture I blocked them up.
My new weathering area connected to my mew will be on the ground. As the post above mune stated, they are easier to clean. However my walls around the outer mew will be at least 10 inches upon blocks all the way around. Again to keep them from being on the wet ground
Thanks Steve. The outer weathering area is nice but the big problem is, the weather itself is very hard on the wooden frame, on both wall and floor. The wooden frame needs painting every year and still rots away. The vinyl laace will last about five years and then it becomes brittle and starts to crack. This year I'm going to plant either 24" wire in the ground all the way around the out mew area and then put up one of those outside kennels with the weld wire and square metal frame work. On the bottom of the kennel there will be a small wall all the way around of those concrete block which are four inches thick, 12 inches long, and eight wide. They have three small holes in them. I think that is the best. If I lived in the country i would buy a couple of those old wire corn cribs and it would work for both inner and outer mew. We have hundreds of them here in Iowa now that farmers use shelled corn and gas driers. Another approach would be build the roof of the building out and over the outer mew to protect it from rain and snow. Larger 2x4's work well but don't have a nice appearance in the neighborhood.