Thougthts on Vinyl floors

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicksak, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. chicksak

    chicksak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our coop flooring is still wood and we need to seal it or do something. Just not sure what that something is, any suggestions? Was thinking of vinyl flooring but am a little leery. We put vinyl in the brooder as the girls got older and they slid and slipped all the time. We ended up having to use twice as much wood shavings then we did previously to try and make it not so slippery and someone getting hurt. Obviously they are older and heavier now, but not sure that it would make that big of a difference.

    What is everyone else using?
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  2. kbh82310

    kbh82310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband put rubber down. His dad owns a roofing business and my hubby does rubber roofing on the side for him once in awhile & he used the rubber he would use on the roof and I just put sand down. He also used the same for my playpen/brooder & it's the easiest clean up. Plus no glue, he just used nails.
     
  3. chicksak

    chicksak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never thought of rubber, will have to go check that out. Thanks
     
  4. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a fake wood vinyl offcut that had heavy texturing on it, my babes didn't have a problem with it even before we put litter down.
     
  5. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

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    Blackjack#57 rubberized roof coat, from Lowes. The best coop floor product you can get. It totally seals all floorboard joints, along with the gap where the walls meet the floor. It becomes part of the floor, nothing can get under it like with vinyl or linoleum. It is not slippery, and it's impervious to the worst that chickens can dish out. I've had this stuff down in my coop over 31/2 yrs, and it looks as good as the day I put it down.
     
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  6. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting that Jack. I know now what I will use. I assume I can also use it to seal the osb I used for roof? Well the front roof deck is up ...waiting for help on back part.

    I was considering vinyl too.
     
  7. chicksak

    chicksak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information. Do the birds not peck at it and ingest any of it?
     
  8. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

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    They can peck and scratch at this stuff till doomsday, and they won't make a mark in it. It ain't bulletproof, but it sure is chickenproof.
     
  9. mimischicksnat

    mimischicksnat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old Post, I know But how easy is this to clean?
     
  10. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say it's as easy as it can be. I clean my coop out twice a year. I use an old coal shovel, and scoop out everything into a cart. If I'm feeling extra energetic, I'll sweep it out with a broom. That's it, I don't mess around with mopping it. I could if I wanted, but I don't, no need.
     

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