Sheet metal for coop floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vickery, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Vickery

    Vickery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a very competent contractor friend building our coop...he's never built one before! He thought that a piece of nailed down sheet metal (galvanized) for the coop floor would be great for cleaning and such. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Thanks.
     
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  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that would be hard on their feet, and may rust. Just a thought.
     
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a good idea, wood floor with vinly flooring on it. That would be easy cleaning.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not use sheet metal. If water gets under the sheet metal, rust, mold, mildew might result. Unless the sheet was monolithic and glued down, there could be problems. Painted wood or sheet flooring seem good. I use painted wood in one coop and hardware cloth in the other.

    The chickens aren't hard on the floor. Cleaning is a primary concern.

    Chris
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I used sheet metal on a floor in one of my coops (Thinking of rodent control) It did not last very long rusted out in no time flat. If you were going to use it I would suggest putting it down before you board in your floor. My metal was not galvanized I have to admit.
     

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