Lino on the floor of coop and run??

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

  1. CheekyChooks

    CheekyChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading some great posts and found the answer to one of my biggest worries, how to keep the coop from getting dingy inside and that is to put lino down on the floor so you can wipe clean! Genious!

    Does anyone have their run on concrete and if so would you recommend putting lino down in the run too before putting the sand ect on top?? I'm just thinking it will be easy to use a pet safe cleaner again on the floor once I've raked up all the sand.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    east central Ohio
    I have linoleum in my coops. It has ripped a couple places after a couple years of shoveling out the litter, but it still helps make cleaning easier. Still, the walls by the roost get dirty and are hard - impossible - to keep clean.

    I don't have a concrete run (only dirt). Not sure how you'd hold linoleum down on concrete outdoors. Not sure it would be worth it.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Linoleum in the coop is harmless but also valueless IME (compared to painted plywood... I suppose I like it a littel better than plain concrete, as an indoor flooring, but only if it is attached to OSB or plywood over the concrete.

    I do have some runs on concrete (preexisting slab, not my choice)... it would be crazy to try to put linoleum on that, not only would it not last it would also serve no useful purpose whatsoever at all in any way. Seriously, just put a good depth of sand/gravel/mulch/hay/what-you-like atop the concrete of the run -- I would suggest no less than 6" depth and preferably closer to 12" if you can manage it -- and it will be fine [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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