need advice on using a covering for plywood floor of coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kwhit, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Linoleum is great...untreated wood can absorb waste and smells, which is no fun for anybody. Linoleum with shredded newspaper or shavings is great...everything rakes out, and then you can take some soap and water too it. Gives the coop a much better smell than it would have with a standard plywood base. It just takes a little time to scrub.
     
  2. kynewbchickie

    kynewbchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed on the linoleum - this thread helped me make up my mind on using it. Found an 8' x 12' scrap piece at Lowe's for less than $25 that fit our new coop's floor perfectly! We stapled it into place with nails at the corners for added security, hammered the staples down so they couldn't be "plucked" and inadvertently cause internal injury to the girls when they get moved out there.
     
  3. HomesteadDebi

    HomesteadDebi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for clearing that up, Jack
     
  4. ottodog

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  5. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems a bit intense for chickens...it is definitely pricey. Linoleum hoses down also...maybe not as well as these would. However, if you are covering a huge area, it might just be better to use these panels because it will speed up cleaning.
     
  6. ottodog

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    Yeah, the more I think about, the less I want to spend that much. Probably would be better for area's that get hosed down on a regular basis. Coop probably doesn't need that level. I'll most likely go with lino for the cost also. Not quite to that stage with the coop build yet.
     
  7. TipihlowLadies

    TipihlowLadies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is not vinyl FRP. stands for fiber glass reinforced panel been putting it up in commercial restrooms for years. I used Epoxy Garage Floor paint it comes with little none skid sprinkels works great. Dries hard as glass hose it down or shovel it out good stuff.
     
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  8. SarahInAlaska

    SarahInAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the cheap as dirt $.57 a square foot linoleum for mine. I wish they had remnants when I needed it!
     
  9. ottodog

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    Did you use the epoxy on the side walls also? Just curious if it would stay put, or run down before curing.
     
  10. TipihlowLadies

    TipihlowLadies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it will stay on the walls I went two feet up . if it gets on its there .
     

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