Question about using linoleum in the coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Danigirl3, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Danigirl3

    Danigirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have been working on this coop (forever). Some of you may have read my rant in the "Uggggg is this coop ever going to be finished" thread. Most of it is now done. The inside itself is done enough for them to move in. Some have started laying and I have no laying boxes in the makeshift one so tonight I put them in the big coop. . I put linoleum on the floor like a lot of others have done and covered it with shavings. I put the chickens in and all was well until one of them slipped and the whole coop became a scene out of The Birds. Do they eventually get use to the floor or does it get scuffed just enough so it isn't quit so slippery? I was starting to think maybe it wasn't such a good idea.
     
  2. cshells2009

    cshells2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    You will love it when it comes time to clean the coop, maybe you just need more shavings?
     
  3. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will eventually get used to it. Mine did. It is pretty hysterical to watch though. We put down the squares of linoleum (kind of regret that now because a couple have come unstuck), and it's a breeze to clean. I just did my post-summer coop cleaning and didn't have any problems scraping up the crud. It was slippery for the girls for the first couple of days, but after that they're back to normal. Have fun!
     
  4. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    We would never use that in any way.
    The glue excretes the chemicals used to adhere it to the wood.
     
  5. Danigirl3

    Danigirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Plenty of shavings I think. About two to three inches deep and of course when you put new shavings down they are kind of fluffy. They were all scratching around and one slipped and it was a chain reaction. What a sight and I was right in the middle of it. lol
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:The Birds...hehehehee...now THAT'S a classic! [​IMG]
     
  7. substandardtim

    substandardtim Out Of The Brooder

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    need deeper shavings, the bigger the animal the deeper the shavings need to be to be non skid.

    my fil just gave me a MASSIVE roll of linoleum and I want to redo the floor of the coop with it. current floor is a scrap of old plastic to keep the wood from getting damp.
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in regard to the concern about the glue toxins, you could also use a staple gun to attach the linoleum to the floor and have the best of both worlds.
     
  9. substandardtim

    substandardtim Out Of The Brooder

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    if its a single roll of heavy stuff do you really need to staple it down like you would for tiles?
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it were me, and i'm certainly no expert, i think i would want to staple down at least the corners and the edges, just to make sure it's in tight, and you're not having the edges rolling up or getting bedding underneath the linoleum.
     

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