Any idea of floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by turtlemh, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. turtlemh

    turtlemh In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2016
    So this is my chicken coop. I was going to paint the floor but I have a feeling it would peal as its kinda has baked on dirt.. I plan on having the roosts on the top board but horizontally. Going to make some stairs for them to get up there. Any ideas? [​IMG]

  2. ve

    ve Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    I use linoleum. I buy what ever they have on sale.
  3. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Songster

    Jul 28, 2016
    San Diego
    x2... I had a hard time finding good ol' sheet vinyl flooring... there's only 2 Home Depot's in my county that even sell it in bulk so I got the 12"x12" tiles- they were around $0.53 each. I did put a weather coating on the raw wood floor though before I stuck the linoleum tiles down though, just as a precautionary measure, in case moisture got in between the seams for some reason.
  4. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    I have lino in my coops, too. I was lucky with the new house to get an offcut of commercial lino (the type they use in hospitals). It's really thick and extra good compared to the household grade stuff.

    You could paint your floor if you sanded it properly first. With an electric sander it wouldn't be that big a job. Even pressure-washing it might be sufficient to get the dirt off.
  5. 830ttime

    830ttime In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2016
    We did something pretty genius with our coop floor. We bought an inexpensive tarp to cover the floor (plus a few inches on two sides. Staples the edges to 2x2s on two sides. Rolled the edges to the center like a scroll. Put it in the coop, rolled out until the 2x2s hit the wall. When we clean the coop, we roll to the center, pull out, dump, sweep and replace it back in the coop. It makes things REALLY easy. There is still stuff to clean up around the edges but cuts time spent WAY down. [​IMG]
  6. NeChick16

    NeChick16 In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2016
    Central Nebraska

    we just have the cheap sheep vinyl flooring rolled up on the sides to hold in the deep litter, as long as you are careful putting it in & scooping it out so you don't tear it, it should hold up fine.
  7. Chipper Chicken

    Chipper Chicken Songster

    Jul 16, 2014
    My Coop
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2016

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