Ducks on lino?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 688peterl, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im building a run that has to have a solid qood floor that is raised slightly above the ground, at first i thought i would be able to keep the ducks on the wooden floor but the poo ans stuff would soak into the wood which i dont want so....

    would i be able to put a layer of lino/vinyl flooring(i dont know what you guys call it america lol its the plasticky stuff that people have in their bathrooms/kitchens)

    the only thing is when it rains it would get real slippy! would the ducks be ok?
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built my own coop and I used OSB 3/4" tongue and groove sheets (4x8) for the floor. I glued linoleum down on it before I framed the walls. Easier that way. I keep 6" of grass clippings in there at all times and only need to change it out once a year because I put poop planks under roosts that I clean daily. The chooks poop mainly when on roosts at night and mostly outside of coop in daytime, so the poop planks work well for keeping litter changing to minimum. Plus, you can compost that poop or add directly to garden in cool weather seasons, for tilling in the following spring.

    DO NOT USE BARE FLOOR FOR CHICKS OR YOUNG DUCKLINGS ! They can become splay- legged. Ok if you have lots of litter. I use grass clippings because I always have them and because they are free. Best not to have bare floor for poultry of any age. Deep litter is best method.
     
  3. woodenart

    woodenart Out Of The Brooder

    Tannalised timber would be okay in that environment.

    Mark.
     
  4. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes use linoleum if u want to but you have to have bedding on it (pine wood shavings, NO CEDAR) Hope i helped!
     

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