Paint? Polypropelene? Natural?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by McGoo, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm talking about the inside floors of the coop. My DH and I are having a discussion [​IMG] on this one. I say go all natural and that if the coop stays dry, as it should, the floor won't rot and he thinks that if I use the deep litter method that the floor will rot.

    What's your experience/opinion?

    ps. Has anyone used corn cob for under the roost?

    Colleen
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We bought a linoleum remnant for under 20 bucks and used that to cover the wood floor in our main coop...

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    Hope this is some help!

    Dawn
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    My floor in my coop is unfinished plywood but I use a layer of sand and then hay I've never had a problem. But I don't do the deep litter method either.
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I painted mine with a good oil paint so it would be easier to keep clean. Some of those poops are quite runny! Those are the ones that seem to find the patch where there's no shavings! Put linoleum on the back wall behind the roosts. That was the best thing I did! [​IMG]
     
  5. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey Dawn - do you have a seam at the corner of the floor and wall, or does it bend straight up?
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Natural
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    mine dont' use it very much, but when they do, it's a shed with a dirt floor.
     
  8. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    I painted mine with outdoor paint then coverd it with sticky sqaure floor tiles from the dollar store, and then cover the whole thing in pine wood shaveings, seems to work pretty well.
     
  9. ctjim

    ctjim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the coop on my property had a wood floor but i decided to lay at tarp down and screw the eyelets down then use bedding on top of that. seems to work well plus easy to clean just shovel out the bedding then take out tarp and hose it down, dry it off then back in the coop w/ some fresh bedding.
     
  10. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Hey Dawn - do you have a seam at the corner of the floor and wall, or does it bend straight up?

    There's a seam there. I first used indoor/outdoor tape to try and "seal" it but it began to peel almost immediately. Used silicone afterwards and so far so good.

    Dawn
     

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