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Recycled a vinyl billboard to cover the wood floor. Should work better than paint and its free! For now we are covering it with pine shavings but the plan is to switch to sand by this spring.


I cover a plywood floor with a recycled vinyl billboard. We use pine shavings and it's not the least bit slippery. Super easy to clean or turn the shavings over. I wrapped it up the wall in case we ever wanted to use a hose to thoroughly clean it out. The shavings under the PVC water system in the back right corner can get a little wet under it but two scoops and its clean and dry again.

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is it a slippery surface? I would hate for one of my hens to jump of the roost and hurt herself (one hen is currently recovering from bumble foot).

Not when it's covered in pine shavings or other soft bedding material.  

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If it were me, I'd put a layer of 1/2" plywood over the boards to cover the cracks, and then put a coating of Blackjack 57 on the plywood.
Is that similar to the epoxy floor coating?
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If it were me, I'd put a layer of 1/2" plywood over the boards to cover the cracks, and then put a coating of Blackjack 57 on the plywood.
Is that similar to the epoxy floor coating?

 

It is a rubberized roof coating. You apply it with a heavy brush...very easy. It dries to the touch in an hour or two, and fully dries in about 24 hours. It adheres very well to wood; is flexible; and waterproofs the surface.. I put it on my coop floor and about a foot up the walls three years ago. I use pine shavings, and if I clear them away, the surface looks like it did the day I put it down. The only place that needs a new coat is where my chickens go in and out the door.

 

You can buy it in Lowes, Home Depot, on Amazon, etc.  The complete name is Black Jack Rubr-Coat No. 57 Premium Rubberized Coating.

If you click "My Coop" to the left, you can see it in a couple of pictures from when I was building my coop.


Edited by MoonShadows - 2/23/16 at 12:48am

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