Need to make decision by tomorrow- FLOORING

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mendogurl, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Do I cover my plywood with linoleum if I am using the deep litter method?
    If you don't, doesn't the plywood get compromised?
    With the linoleum I figured it would be a pretty easy hose down.

  2. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Yes for the reasons you just posted.
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    We covered ours with linoleum and we use deep litter. When we change out the litter we'll just spray out the hen house!
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    We didn't put linoleum down and I really regret not doing it. I would do it for sure if I was building a new coop.
  5. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2007
    Central Indiana
    Use a good grade linoleum not paper backed. Try to tear it at the store and pick one that is vinyl all the way thru.
    My standard paper backed style tore up the second year after getting wet.
    Good luck
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Ditto [​IMG]
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I have linoleum and it's GREAT. Just hose it out as said previously. I'm actually considering putting linoleum on the wall behind the roost for wayward poops as its so easy to rinse off.

    Go with the linoleum.. you won't regret it. I actually asked for a piece on freecycle the size of my coop floor and was given a brand new piece. I didnt mention what it was for though ... hehehee

  8. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Thank you so much everyone.
    I'm getting linoleum.
  9. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Quote:ooooh good idea for the walls.
    I think I will get linoleum from a place that supplies school.

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