Lino or tile floor for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dirtyhip, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    The Cascades
    That is probably best if you live in frozen wasteland, right? A bare earth deep floor bedding probably will not work.

    So, 4-5 inches of shavings on the floor. Straw in the nesting boxes. 4 x 8 coop, and 32 x 5 run, and some extra pecking room (supervised). 3 hens and a 4 meat chickens a year.

    I want cleaning to be easy. The smaller coops look like you have to bend too much. We live on a city lot. The house is small, and the front lawn is all coverted to veggie, fruit and ornamental garden.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I would use lenoleum instead of tile, because then you don't have to deal with the cracks......It would just be easier.
  3. pawsplus

    pawsplus Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    I used a piece of cheap scrap vinyl from Home Depot for my coop floor. Worked great! I just shovel the bedding out, sweep, and replace. Very simple.
  4. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Songster

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    I used linoleum. I friend of mine has a store and gave me several scrap pieces. Easy upkeep.
  5. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I used stick on tiles from the clearance section. It worked great at first but then dirt got under the tiles and they started coming up and now they are gross, but I've been doing deep litter bedding for awhile now so I barely see them. So if you do linoleum be sure to do a big sheet and not the tiles of it!
  6. seanb

    seanb Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Central PA
    I tacked down one layer of linoleum and then placed another piece on top of it that isn't attached. It can be rolled up and taken outside for easier cleaning if need be.

    I don't think the chickens appreciate it too much though; they slip and slide on it when they're in a hurry to get out the door in the morning.
  7. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chirping

    Jul 27, 2011
    Thanks for the idea...i have a couple boxes of leftover ceramic tile laying around and they will work perfectly in the coop.

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