how many cover their coop floor with linoleum?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by slickchick, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. slickchick

    slickchick Songster

    Jul 2, 2007
    Mertztown, Pa
    I'm moving my 7 week olds out to the new coop today. It is just an 8x12 shed with a plywood floor. I have been debating whether or not to cover it with linoleum tiles or not. I know this would help with cleanup, but is it necessary? Can I just put the pine shavings down on the plywood?

  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    mine is half bare wood and half linoleum tiles. If I had a choice next time I would have got a sheet not the tiles but its less dusty and easier to clean on the tile side. Seems like the dust settles into the wood floor and you can sweep and sweep the dust.
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I would never recommend a slick floor for poultry, sorry. [​IMG] Maybe just oldfashioned about injuries.
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    My coop floor is covered with linoleum. I also have 2 inches of wood shavings on top of the floor so they don't slip, even when they fly off the roosts and land. It works great for clean up.
  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    I would leave it bare or cover it with a solid sheet. We used the tiles and half of them have come up already after only one year of use. I just cleaned the coop yesterday and where the tiles still are it's great. A solid sheet of vinyl would have been perfect. I don't know that it is a must have though.

    ETA: This is of course only if you're using the deep litter method and have enough shavings piled up on top to not make the flooring slick.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009

  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    We use linoleum, works like a charm, makes cleanup SO much easier. Put shavings on top though.
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I use linoleum. I think it will help with my major cleaning every 6 months. I can mop it, and if there are sick I can clean the coop thouroughly
  8. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:Same here.
  9. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    I was planning on using a sheet of vinyl in my coop but am a tad concerned about them slipping now.

    Who had actually had this happen?

    Would a highly textured vinyl work?

    Linoleum by nature is much much harder than vinyl and can be slicker so just wondering if it would work out using it instead.

  10. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I have vinyl, my You could even put hay under the shavings for a thicker pad.

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