linoleum flooring?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sydney13, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i have some linoleum and im wondering if its a good coop floor?
    do you glue it down or just lay it in?
    should i use it on the dropping boards to
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Attach with roofing nails.
  3. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

    Feb 12, 2010
    We used linoleum in our coops. So far so good! We glued ours down because my sister just nailed hers and the chickens pulled it up and destroyed it.
  4. sillybirds

    sillybirds Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Yes, linoleum is great for coop floor and dropping boards. I used it for the floor of our coop, gluing it down and using quarter round trim around the edges.
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I have it in my coop and it is nailed down...great for cleaning...
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:That's how we did ours too...quarter round for finishing.
  7. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    From DH (as she puts it): We just finished 'flooring' both bases for our DUPLEX Lil Tikes Playhouses/coops. The first base was done using carpet tape (double sided sticky stuff) and the second was done using Elmer's spray adhesive. I know from experience, the adhesive will be harder to deal with when it is time to 're-floor', however, I was able to do it without assistance. The carpet tape required the help of my SO (wifey) and was a snap to do. We just don't know how long either of these will last.

    History: looking for linoleum at the local HD, found a roll in the back of the bin that suited our needs and the edges were damaged. Bought the whole roll (8x12) for less than what a 6x8 roll would have cost! SWEET!!!!

    1st phase of Duplex should be completed today. Yesterday's effort, with the 1st linoleum, seems to be working out okay for the chics. Oh, and I think momma will be much happier trying to clean the area. I hope my effort is appreciated.

    Holy Cow!!!! How much DOES the first egg cost?!?!?!?
  8. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Dover, Ohio
    Quote:my coop is new... but i had it put down on the floor with glue... and im doing deep litter so i had it put on the boards surrounding the floor as well... and they did put it on the poop boards.... they nailed it into the poop boards .. i was told they ran out of glue....

    i havent cleaned anything out yet... but i cant imagine it will be difficult to do with linoleum down
  9. RunnerDucks

    RunnerDucks In the Brooder

    May 28, 2010
    Middle Tennessee
    I've been thinking about using linoleum too, but I'm worried it will be too slick. I know the obvious solution to that is to lay down bedding, but the idea, for me, was to be able to hose it out (I have ducks that poo a LOT!)
    Is it too slick?
  10. rhaj

    rhaj Songster

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    I came her to ask the same thing... I put vinyl floor tiles in my coop yesterday and it is pretty slippery. I'm going to cover it with pine shavings, but wonder if it will still be slippery or not, especially with the digging and sending the shavings flying everyone. They aren't out there yet (it's not done) but that's what they try to do in their brooder.

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