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I have peel and stick in my little coop with sand on top. I have it about a year now and clean up every morning and change sand twice a year.

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I used a single sheet of heavy foam backed vinyl flooring and did not glue it down, it has some slight 'bumps' here and there but are not a problem.

 Cut notches at corners and edges go up wall 2-8" and tacked with a few washers and screws.

It was a bear to get in place, but has worked out very well in the long run.

 

 

I did a small search on foam backed vinyl since I wasn't so sure... is this the type of stuff you are talking about? 

 

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No, that looks like upholstery, I'll take pic of the flooring I used in the morning and post it here.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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So verdict back... the company will void my warranty if I lay down any type of flooring because of the risk of mold and moisture especially any types of vinyl and linoleum. They said I should have no problem with a good few inches of sand. Just wont have the super easy broom clean up but oh well, I do have a *huge* shop vac. I also don't plan on ever getting the floor wet as food and water will be outside. So I suppose that answers my should I lay a flooring on top of the wood first question. 

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So verdict back... the company will void my warranty if I lay down any type of flooring because of the risk of mold and moisture especially any types of vinyl and linoleum. They said I should have no problem with a good few inches of sand. Just wont have the super easy broom clean up but oh well, I do have a *huge* shop vac. I also don't plan on ever getting the floor wet as food and water will be outside. So I suppose that answers my should I lay a flooring on top of the wood first question. 

What does the warranty say about chicken poop?  lol

 

Umm..... usually you don't 'broom' up chicken poop anyway....you can sift it out of the sand, like cleaning kitty litter.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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What does the warranty say about chicken poop?  lol

 

Umm..... usually you don't 'broom' up chicken poop anyway....you can sift it out of the sand, like cleaning kitty litter.

 

I told them it would be for chickens and they said no problem in that aspect... 

 

Yep, I plan on picking it up daily with a kitty scoop, I don't have that many birds at all. I just kept getting the answer from most that covering the floor only had the benefit of an easy clean up when I do a full deep clean. That's what I meant by that. 

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