Floor material?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cresty, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    What is used for the construction for floors? I'm sure most people probably have a wood floor but I wondered if any other material was used for easy cleaning.

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  2. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a wood floor with linolium over it. Super easy to clean, durable and cheap!
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Joan,

    Check out Garm's notes on this page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/garm.html

    He
    said, "the wire floor was difficult for us to walk on, and uncomfortable for the hens. A dirt floor is easy to rake out and they "hang out" inside the coop more often."
     
  5. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone see a problem with concrete and then layered with pine shavings?

    Cresty
     
  6. LICHICK

    LICHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have a wood floor with linolium nailed to the floor and then use shavings. Very easy cleaning
     
  7. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a wooden floor with pond liner over the bottom of it - it makes it much easier to clean.

    If you were on a bigger scale then you could do it like pigs - concrete floor with woodshavings / hay as bedding and then clean out with shovel / brush.
     
  8. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the idea of the pond liner. Thanks.

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  9. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed rubber floor mats over the wood then wood shavings on top of the floor mats.
     

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