flooring in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bugkiller, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started my first coop today. Got it framed. Just curious what you guys use as flooring material. Do you just leave the bare ply wood or do you put down a flooring material.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used bare plywood. With a good layer of pine shavings on top it stays clean and dry.
     
  3. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used a scrap of linoleum that we had left over from when we redid our bathroom. We use deep litter method so have pine shavings spread over the top of that. Very easy to clean!
     
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Welcome to BYC and your first coop experience.....will be alot of fun. Ditto on the congoleum. Have used it in both our coops with deep litter shavings on top. No problems to date. Here is photo of latest coop floor.
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  5. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I used commercial flooring tiles.
     
  6. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with linoleum. All of my floored coops have it. I use the deep litter method but when I do clean them out...it makes cleaning a breeze. Plus, you don't have to worry about wet spots rotting your floor.

    This is an old picture during construction but you can see lino was the first thing that went down.

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  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicks! :

    I just used bare plywood. With a good layer of pine shavings on top it stays clean and dry.

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  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I have a concrete floor but I put linoleum over it and use pine shavings on top. It was a remnant piece I picked up for cheap on CL. I'm glad I did. Chicken poo sticks like glue!
     
  9. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used bare plywood with DLM.

    Dave
     

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