Its not really a good idea. Regular soil will hold moisture, which you don't want. You want your loft 'dry'. Moisture breeds bacteria.Can one use normal ground/dirt as the flooring for a loft?
I would not recommend anyone to have a dirt floor in the coop or flying pen, just like Msfreebird & Spritwings is advising, A dirt floor is a hot bed for Bacteria buildup that will be concentrated in that area, thus not healthy for the birds…!… I have a concrete cement slab floor in my flying pen that I clean & sweep daily & replace with fresh dry sand as a top dressing & its hose-down weekly and I have a wood floor in the Coop that I clean & add diatomaceous earth every 2 weeks… Please don’t use dirt as a floor dressing either !!! Try dry sand or also consider some of the other options Both Msfreebird & Spritwings mentioned…!… LouieCan one use normal ground/dirt as the flooring for a loft?