Painting floors vs. linoleum flooring???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, May 15, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    What one? Hubby things we should just paint it...we got oil based paint to paint the chicken coop (it's gloss) and I wanted to get a piece of linoleum. Would either work??
  2. Peeps

    Peeps In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    well, considering they will be scratching and pooping all over it, I would just leave it unfinished. But if you really want to put something down because you think it might be easier to clean, go with the linoleum. The paint will just be scratched off in no time.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I would go linoleum...easier to clean and the painted surface is going to get trashed eventually anyway.
  4. mudshark

    mudshark In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2008
    Wouldn't nasty mites and the like live under the lino?
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  5. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    I would do both. I painted my floor to seal the cracks and pores were nasties and mold spores can live. After a year it is a little scruffed but not bad. The chickens scratching don't bother it, it's when I scrapped it to get gunk up that it gets dinged.
    I would like to get a piece of linoleum to make cleaning easier. When I get a few extra pennies I'm going to check out the cost.
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have one of my coops with a painted floor and I just keep a layer of sand down and then hay on top. It so easy to clean all I have to do is sweep it out. Both are easy you can always paint then later on just lay a piece of linoleum down.
  7. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    I have linoleum down in my coop and I sprinkle DE over it before putting down shavings in the general area and straw in the droppings pit. It stays very dry and is a snap to clean and disinfect. Use of the DE keeps things dry and also deters bugs, plus with it sprinkled on shavings it is good to deter mites on the birds.
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    I say all that is too fancy. Bare wood with deep litter is sine.
  9. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Songster


    We went with a "remnant" from Home Depot - a 9 x 12 ft piece if I remember. It was $18.00... We did the floors and walls with one part of it and had leftovers... I tell ya, after 6 weeks it not only looks good but cleans up in a snap. We glued it down AND tacked it in place in the corners... We use pine shavings on it and just scoop up the obvious little presents our girls leave us... Next coop I build I am doing the same thing again.

    Here's a shot of what it looked like BEFORE we applied Bear Spar Varnish/Stain to all the parts NOT covered with the vinyl...

  10. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Really?? Only 18 bucks for a 9x12? I'm going to have to look into getting a piece. I'm going to home depot for seeds tonight and will stop by the flooring department to check it out.

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