A little info on what I have, and what my plans are. Currently my wife and I have 8 Rhode Island Pullets that are 4 weeks old. I have a coop and run already built for them, However, if everything goes as planned, I will be adding at least 5 new chicks every year for a steady stream of eggs. That is where I need the help.
Over the next year I want to build a bigger and better coop. According to what I have read on site, coop space needs to be 4 sq. ft. per bird. I am thinking of a 8'x16' coop for a total space of 128 sq. ft. I will use approximately 20 sq. ft. for storage, so that moves chick space to 108. I am also thinking of having either 6 or 8 nesting boxes.
The run I have now is a 10'x10' dog lot, which I will be adding more panels when I can find them on sale.
What is the advantage of using linoleum flooring?
Anything will help and thank you in advance.