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  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new shed for my chickens
    what should i paint the floor with
    as i live in England I can't get
    blackjack 57 or should I use linoleum
    cheers Phil
     
  2. Daox13

    Daox13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    linoleum tile, its the easiest thing and cheap and makes clean up a breeze if done correctly.
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After reading i have heard mixed reports about using linoleum like red mite & moisture under lino is this true?
    cheers Phil
     
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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Phil

    I just have a sheet of sterling board down as a floor in my repurposed shed. I scatter a sprinkling of sawdust down and have a poop board under the roosts, so I just scoop up the odd poop that is on the shed floor and empty the poop board daily... I use a wallpaper scraper and a cat litter scoop which the sawdust falls through. I find that most sheds will have a bit of a leak in the roof somewhere, sooner or later.... usually it runs down a wall in a corner somewhere and you will get a damp patch there, so lino on top would probably cause it to rot.

    Regards

    Barbara
     
  5. Daox13

    Daox13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah you are right, your questions got me thinking about the degrading of the tiles and allowing moisture underneath. I love it when people teach me things about stuff I thought I knew about [​IMG]

    after reading online I have noticed many people use a paint or a rubberized coating paint for roofing.. many suggest a product called "Blackjack #57", it is a roofing waterproofing material and it looks like it does the job very well. it is suggested to stir with a motor mixer and use on high for a few minutes to allow proper mixing and to make sure the wood is not damp to allow for proper curing. it takes a few days to fully cure, some say 2 others say 5... I guess it depends on location and climate.

    but looks like you can't get that... so I guess you may need to use another form of it.
     
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  6. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used treated plywood and deck stain on top. I've had now for 3 years and the floor is like brand new. I lost some paint off of it though so I'll have to stain it again pretty soon. I keep the floor and poop board cleaned every morning. It takes only about 5-10 minutes to scrape it up. I have 8 hens and 1 roo. plus I have a poop board under my roosts which makes it real easy to keep clean. I have a metal roof on my coop so there will be no water leaks.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You want, and are probably looking at, vinyl.... not linoleum.

    I use a heavy duty, foam backed vinyl (passed the tight bend over a corner test without cracking),
    a large single sheet so no cracks/joints for leakage to seep thru,
    cut corners out and bent up 3 to 8" up walls,
    only tacked it in a few places(at the 8"),
    liberally put DE down underneath the edges.
    I actually put 1/2" hardware cloth on the entire floor under vinyl.
    It's been 3 years and it's still in great shape
     
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  8. Daox13

    Daox13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's actually the floors in my house, so yeah... four years and they are still in great shape as well and are super durable.
     

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