1. EliseD2012

    EliseD2012 In the Brooder

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    Hi!

    We are in the process of completing a new coop for our chickens. One of the concerns I have is the floor. It is currently plywood and I know that isn't going to be fun to clean! I was thinking about using linolium, but I am concerned that it might be too slippery for the chickens if the jump off their roosting bar and land on it. Has anyone used this before or does anyone have any suggestions for an easy to clean floor?
     
  2. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    I have linoleum but its covered in bedding material so no slippage.
     
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    You can do linoleum, paint or a coating like Black Jack 57. No matter the floor coating you should still have some form of bedding over it for cushioning and for easier cleaning.
     
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  4. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    Mine are plywood, only time I find it difficult to clean is if I don't keep a reasonable layer of shavings or something under the roosts.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I use vinyl (most flooring is vinyl, not linoleum) and yes, it can be slippery for chickens, especially with fresh shavings...but I haven't had any injuries due to that. Have had it for 5 years(good heavy duty stuff), never had to 'clean' it as poops don't really stick to it.
     
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