This is my first post but I've been reading for a while and trying to absorb everything. You guys are an awesome source of info. It's like having an encyclopedia of info available from experts! We are so grateful to all of you! We are building our coop - almost done! YEAH! Now to finishing. I know most of you put vinyl down before building walls but we haven't been able to find any reasonably priced. Cheapest so far in remnants has been almost $90.00. And yes we have tried Lowes, Mennards, Restore - 2 of them and local carpet laying places. Our coop floor is 6X10. I have found a place where I can get smaller sized remnants. The guy said if its under 4' he's allowed to give it for free. So my question is - can I piece together the flooring (should look "interesting" - luckily the floor will be covered with shavings!) and would we need to overlap or use silicone caulk if laid next to each other? Has anyone else tried this? The floor is plywood with many coats of porch and floor enamel on it right now. Just wanting to know if it would hold up or not over time. Thanks so much for your help.