Best flooring for poop clean up?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ravenzero, May 4, 2011.

  1. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey yall, gonna start working on my coop as soon as I get home, wanted to ask real quick, what is best to keep a coop floor lasting?

    Vinyl Floor "tile"?
    Linolium?
    Another cheap board?
    Thick stain resistant paint?

    My last coop was a tractor and poop floors wasnt an issue XD
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Vinyl tiles tend to come loose prematurely.

    Sheet vinyl, or linoleum, is fine if you happen to like doing that sort of thing, but quite honestly I have that in some pens and plain painted plywood in others, and the two clean up just the same, for me. So I would not actually spend MONEY on BUYING flooring, just do a good prime-and-paint job and there ya go.

    Very very little poo should ever have the opportunity TO get ont he floor anyhow, since that is what the bedding (litter) is for [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some left over formica (used on most kitchen countertops). I got my dremel tool out, and went to town, cutting it to fit my floor. A few weeks ago, I brought my chicks out and let them run around in the coop, before I put any bedding in. They pooped everywhere in the short amount of time they were in there. After it dried, I just kicked it with my foot, and it just slid accross the coop. I don't know if formica is cheaper, but it's an option to think about.
    Oh, and I did not glue mine down, I used sheet metal screws and screwed it down, so it can be removed if need be.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. oxfordethan

    oxfordethan Out Of The Brooder

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    I used linoleum. Put sand/dirt about 2" deep on top then I sprinnkle wood shavings for smell and help with clumping. Works great for me. 3 hens.
     
  5. Wise Woman

    Wise Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to be able to hose my whole coop out twice a year. I currently have cement stepping stones in my coop, but our new one will be a raised coop and I will just have everything primed and painted.
     
  6. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can Linoleum be hammered down? How much did it cost you?
     
  7. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    linoleum for sure. you can by scrap pieces pretty cheap at hardware/flooring stores. I highly recommend it.
     
  8. oxfordethan

    oxfordethan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can Linoleum be hammered down? How much did it cost you?

    I went to the discount bldg. supply store. Scrap bin. $5.00 for a 12x4 ft. roll. My coop is 3x8. Nailed it down with "poulty staples". I would think the roofing nails with the round plastic tops would work nicely.
     

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