Corrugated plastic

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by babyrnlc, May 28, 2011.

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    So when we built our new coop I was going to put linoleum on the floor but at lowes I picked up a box and realized how heavy it was. Our coop is 8x4 feet and portable. (with an 8x12 run) We needed it to be light. Well I remembered the research I did when making my rabbit cages. The corrugated plastic is very durable and very washable. It is also cheap. About $10 for a 4x8 sheet. Also would be pretty easy to install and replace if it got old.

    Soooooo. I installed it in the coop floor and it has worked great. I am thinking about putting it on the walls and the nest box floors. I highly recommend this for raised coops especially if it is to be moved!
  2. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    You can also just paint the floor with a couple of coats of semi-gloss latex paint.
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    I used oil based porch paint over my floor, which is chip board. No issues at all and 3 years old now. It's the strongest wearing paint you can get.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Neat idea. I've only seen it used for inexpensive sign board. Did you have to lay this direct on plywood or lay it on the joists like plywood? Can you get different thicknesses or do you have to glue it together? Is it strong enough to walk on?
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  5. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    Quote:I layed it over the plywood, it is definitely not strong enough to walk on. It is for floor covering, but it is a lot lighter than the linoleum.
  6. ll

    ll Songster

    Thanks for the info, sounds good - did you buy the 4x8 sheet at Lowe's?
    I was looking at the same material, but in much smaller "signage" size.
    I hope to find it for our walls [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  7. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    I bought it from a place here in town that sells it fir signs. I was looking at rabbit cages and one of the sites had links to find it local. Ir was few years ago So I am not sure where but you can google "rabbit cage corrugated plastic."
  8. Tracyree

    Tracyree Songster

    May 6, 2011
    Funny that you posted this, I was just thinking about this stuff today. I have some cake boards that are just rectangles of this stuff and I was thinking it would be great for covering poop boards!!
  9. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Songster

    Mar 30, 2012
    Canada - Garden Zone 3
    If there is an election in your area, contact constituency offices after for free plastic boards.

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