cleanable chicken run surfaces

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by amymboxer, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2016
    I am thinking out my plan for my chickens and cleanability of coop spaces. I am planning on adding linolium to the inside of the coop to ease sanitation since wood is pourous and the poop would get difficult to scrub off of wood.(We use this with kenneling rescue dogs the linolium cleans much better than cement floors) What materials have others used to ease cleaning and sanitation of their coops? My chickens will spend most of their time in a coop with a nice sized run. I live in town and need to keep things especially pristine from smells.
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Most people use a deep litter over dirt, usually woodchips, straw, grass clippings. Chicken like to dig and root, this allows them to do that
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  3. Crankles

    Crankles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2016
    Our coop has linoleum on the bottom for cleaning. Both under the roosts and the attached nesting boxes. The roof of the coop is also covered in linoleum for easy poop cleaning. The entire coop is enclosed inside the run, which is dirt and straw. This is our second coop and we've had it about 6 months now. It's worked great so far!
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