1. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Im planning My 2nd coop .My 1st coop has a dirt floor. On the secon coop floor I was thinking Linoleum. Will it crack from our harsh winters? We also get hot summers . Will that cause a problem? I noticed that a lot of people here put the Linoleum down first. Do you nail the Linoleum Or do you glue the Linoleum? The size of the coop im doing is 8x16 . Thanks Scotty
     
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put linoleum down on my coop floor over plywood. I nailed it down in case I want to be able to take it back up again. If you nail it, I'd suggest you get it as close to the edges as you can. I didn't do that so well and it has curled up where I didn't get it nailed. I put pine shavings on top. It' s worked out wonderfully and has made the coop cleaning process very efficient. It hasn't cracked or torn any place over the summer or winter.
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I asked about linoleum when we were building our coop and we got some reasonable explanations why we should not. (-which I can not remember.) I am glad we didn't. First, our coop is big enough (the same size as yours) to rake the fertilizer out and then get in there with a hose and spray down the walls and ceiling-those birds are REALLY dusty. Then we get the indoor /out door vac suck up any standing water, Then a fan in the doorway and they have a nice clean healthy coop to go fowl up again.
    We have big birds, and I know it would have to have been some seriously thick linoleum to keep their claws from tearing it up. If Bahaia rhizomes could not tolerate it, the linoleum would have had no chance.
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used linoleum tiles, no problems. very easy to sweep and shovel the shavings. Hosing it off wouldnt work so well for me as I have plywood walls. Its an easy inexpensive way to keep things clean.
     
  5. RocketDad

    RocketDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about putting down roll flooring but ran out of money, so I painted it with a couple coats of white enamel, first thin and then poured on really thick. Figured that would seal the wood and give a good smooth surface for glue later, but I like the paint. I don't have to worry about doinking it with a rake or shovel. If it gets too funky I can just paint it again, or add the other layer if one comes my way.

    I paneled the inside of my coop with melamine-faced masonite and sealed the edges and screws with white silicone. I can hose my coop without soaking the framing.
     
  6. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    We have a plywood floor on our elevated coop. We painted that with water repellent paint for outdoors etc, and then added the lino over that...then covered with the white shavings. We just got cheapo remnants that were in the bargain bin...we figured the birds wouldlnt care [​IMG]

    5 years going on atm and not a single tear in the lino. We have all standard sized in weight and breed.

    It makes cleanup so nice!! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put lino down and I use wood shavings on top of it. We glued it down (let it air out for a few days before you put the chooks in) and caulked around the edges. I love it, clean up is easy and haven't had any problems with tearing or cracking.
     

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