Subfloor in Coop -

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dune3000, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. dune3000

    dune3000 New Egg

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    My coop is build in garage.
    I make subfloor from 3/4" plywood on 2x4. Wander if I did right putting there subfloor.
    I worry about mouse going under it, also about mold from water and poop .
    My wife suggesting to remove that floor . No mold, no mouse, easer to clean. Should I follow her advice? (we are in Brampton, Ontario)
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Honestly, I would. You are right about mice and rats getting under there. My coop is built on a concrete slab and the birds are directly on the slab. I use straw for bedding and can get it nice and deep so they have a soft landing when jumping down from the roosts, and don't have to stand on cold concrete on the winter.
     
  3. jhamblin

    jhamblin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is also built in my garage, and I dont have anything for the flooring. I just throw pine shavings on the concrete and it works great! It's also a breeze to clean.
     
  4. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 3/4" plywood with vinyl on top with no concrete underneath. Now, my floor is rotten under the vinyl. The floor is caving in. I have no idea how I'm going to fix this problem. For now, I put some boards on top of the vinyl and just hope it holds up until spring. I believe I will have to tip the coop over and replace the floor. [​IMG]
     
  5. dune3000

    dune3000 New Egg

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    Thank you so much I going to remove that floor tonight ..
    Great forum many friendly people who respond fast this great solutions.
     

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