Hmm...I was wondering?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by peapickinchicks, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. peapickinchicks

    peapickinchicks Songster

    May 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, KY
    I was wondering if anyone else has linoleum floors in their coop. I know I need litter in nest boxes for when they lay, but is it necessay to have deep litter on the floor in the summer if you sweep everyday?
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ive seen plenty of coops with it in them,, but if you dont put enough "bedding" down, when you go to sweep, your gonna just end up wiping poo all over,, the bedding will dry it up,,, cause "wet"poo is jus nasty,,haha.the reason (i think) they use linoleum is for when ya do the "deep" cleaning, its easy to mop and wash.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have linoleum on my coop floor.

    I put down pine shavings and then sweep it and mop it once a week. (Lately, my boys have been doing it on their own.... and I love it)

    Makes for easy clean up and the girls love clean up day whether it's Friday afternoon or Saturday morning... there is just something about a freshly cleaned coop every week.
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:haha,, i have to close the coop door on my sunday clean-up,,,they WONT leave me alone,, they love looking for "bits" when i sweep,, and run in to "frolic" hehehe,, in the new straw and shavings ( yes im weird and use both) [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. peapickinchicks

    peapickinchicks Songster

    May 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, KY
    Thanks for the replys fellas, I knew the litter was to help with soaking up poo, I just didn't know if there were anymore necessary reasons for it other than poo.
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    We do. It makes clean up very easy. I am glad that we chose to use it. We brought it from the remnants (sp) section of Home Depot.
  7. Same here. We used a about six $0.39 self-stick tiles from Lowes in our Playhouse Coop.

  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Yeah, we put down linoleum tiles and are working toward the deep litter method. DBF put in a removeable board that hold in the shavings when we open the side of the coop to clean it. I may have him put in a wider board eventually.
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Quote:I was wondering if linoleum tiles would be helpful in keeping my coop floor clean. I couldn't figure out how to make it easy to sweep though when there is a board keeping the bedding in. I love the idea of making a board that is either removable or hinged to be able to just sweep it all out!

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