roofing felt for floor covering

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

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    has anyone used roofing felt to line a coop floor before adding fresh shavings?I have read that some have used different things,or would roofing felt create a health issue for my pullets?any suggestions would be great,,
     
  2. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that roofing felt could easily be torn apart and eaten by chickens. So my vote is no.
     
  3. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Don't use it for flooring.

    jeremy
     
  4. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    If you covered it in 3 or 4 inches of good sand, maybe it would be easier to clean than concrete or boards? Dunno, never gave it any thought.
     
  5. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    If you covered it in 3 or 4 inches of good sand, maybe it would be easier to clean than concrete or boards? Dunno, never gave it any thought.
     
  6. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    I will probably go with the paper feed bags for floor covering,someone said they can be composted after being removed from the coop,,thanks for the posts,,BYC is a great place to get answers and ideas,thanks again
     
  7. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roofing fel is a good home for for mites. I vote no.
     
  8. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of people lining the floor with lenolium for ease of cleaning. Makes sense. You could use barn lime too.
     

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