Flooring for Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NRT16142, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. NRT16142

    NRT16142 Hatching

    May 21, 2014
    I'm looking to put new flooring within my chicken coop. I don't mean straw or sand, I mean the actual flooring. Right now it's plywood and I find it's holding in smell.

    I thought about doing a Quikrete (concrete / cement) flooring or perhaps rubber tiles (like this). Then on top of that, I'll put the straw.

    Does anyone out there use an alternative flooring? I even thought about ceramic tile but I don't want to have to worry about grouting it, etc.

    Your input is very much appreciated! Thanks!
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    Some people just put their coop on the ground. I'm thinking of doing that.......but predators can sometimes dig into the coop so you'd have to put like chicken wire, rocks or something under the dirt to keep them out.
  3. ECBW

    ECBW Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Do you have bare plywood?

    One coop has formica (it was once a counter top), the other was painted (multiple layers) plywood. Topped with wood shaving. Both work well but formica is better for cleaning.

    Used linonium before. It would wear thru in time.
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    My hen house has a wood floor that I put pine shavings on. Seems easy enough to take care of. Formica would be great!
  5. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    We use this vinyl stuff that comes in rolls, and looks like tiles (but it isn't) We also use it on our walls.

    Sorry I couldn't find a good pictures of the vinyl itself, but you can see it behind the chicken. It is easy to work with and is waterproof. Hope this helps!

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