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Do chickens eat tile grout?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Momolina34, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Momolina34

    Momolina34 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all, we are thinking about putting some tile in the bottom of our coop so that it is easy to clean the gooies of of. i t just occurred to me that the little dickens might eat the grout. but will they? is this even a problem?
     
  2. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't even grout it since it will be in the coop. I would lay them flush and glue them to the floor.
     
  3. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After the grout is dry? I cant imagine they can.
     
  4. J at Yoti Farms

    J at Yoti Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I would not use tile for the coop floor
     
  5. Concrete101

    Concrete101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a rough tile on my coop floor. (Left over from the kitchen floor). I glued them to the plywood floor with construction adhesive and sealed between them with caulk (very tight seams). I use a good layer of wood chips on top. The chickens move the chips around and expose the tile in places but it not as slick as vinyl flooring.

    No one has tried to eat any grout or tile. My floor slopes to a 6' double dutch door for easy cleaning. The tile should make it an easy sweep.
     

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