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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeria, May 26, 2017.

  1. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm painting the entire exterior and interior of my coop with exterior paint and using exterior grade plywood for the walls, floors, and ceiling. I see lots of recommendations to put flooring in the coop. I will be using a deep litter method. Since it will be a solid sheet and painted is additional flooring needed? I figure just the paint and the plywood grade should stand up to an occasional hose out and from what I understand the poop rarely reaches the floor anyway. Sorry if I'm pestering you all with questions, I've never built a building.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    That'll work just fine. You want a floor so mice and predators can't dig in.
     
  3. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.. Love your quote about the weather.
     
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    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Egghead. Trying to do a secure coop as we have lots of nasty coons a few foxes as well and a coop that will last. OSB, or regular plywood I don't trust to stand up to weather even if it is painted. All is costing me more $$ than I originally thought so using just paint that I already have is a plus, just delaying a few inside house projects, so all good. Matter of my odd priorities.
     

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