Vinyl - good or bad

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by reksat, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chirping

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    Just starting the plans for a coop. I've read and learned alot so far. The question is Will vinyl be a good floor covering or not ? Would like any advice before i enclose the coop before its to late.Thanks in advance.
     
  2. i use vinyl on the floors of most of my coops. Makes it super easy to clean.
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
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    I have vinyl in mine and I like it. I have shavings on top of that. I have a poop board under my roost to catch the majority of the poop, and I clean it off every 2-3 days. I occasionally throw DE or Stall Dry down into the shavings to help keep things dry. I haven't had a problem with odors or anything yet. I put the shavings in last July and will clean all the shavings out soon and put down fresh for the summer.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I've had my vinyl for 3 years and love it.
     
  5. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

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    I'm like oldchickenlady.

    I have vinyl (cheap stuff from Home Depot) and it is a godsend. I use the deep litter method with pine shavings. Poop board under the roosts. Throw a little DE around every so often.

    Love it!
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I even use it in the baby baby cardboard brooder boxes. Makes them last a lot longer. For the youn 'uns i put hand towels down over the vinyl and spread Start 'N Grow all over them. Chick poop washes right out with a short soak and a swoosh before going into the washing machine.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Ditto.
     
  8. Egg Rookie 2010

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    Hooray for vinyl heaped with shavings!
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Crowing

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    On the other hand, I simply painted my plywood floors with a good coat of paint, and that works well, too. However, I don't use the deep litter method. Perhaps vinyl is a better floor option for that approach.
     
  10. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Good

    Do it, you will not regret it.
     

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