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What is the flooring in your coop.....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jolyn, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I was thinking that putting linoleum in for the floor of the coop would be great because it would be easier to keep clean. Has anyone else done this and is it ok for the hens. I'll of course put hey or shavings over it but it won't be too slippery will it?
  2. JSC

    JSC In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Union, Mo.
    From what I have seen and read,linoleum is ideal![​IMG]
  3. Yogiman

    Yogiman Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    South Louisiana
    I too was considering linoleum for the new coop I was building. After pricing the linoleum I had a thought. I priced the pond liner used to make ponds in landscape. It was actually cheaper plus I had enough extra to cover the floor of two large brooders I had built.
    I am of the opinion that the pond liner might be more durable than the linoleum. I used it in the coop with the deep litter. So far so good.
    As for the brooders, it is fantastic. Makes cleanup a snap.
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I have cheap vinyl flooring remnants from Home Depot and the Re-Store...... work beautifully!!! So easy to clean.
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i just have ply wood =/

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    How clean do you feel you need to keep your coop?
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I have plywood so I covered it with a lare plastic drop cloth then a canvas drop cloth. I use straw on top of that. It makes cleanup quite easy....take out the straw, sweep the canvas. It doesn't get slippery and I can just get a new one when it gets too nasty.
  8. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Thanks everyone!!!

    I just thought it would be easier to clean out the poop and even spray out with a hose if it needed it. So i don't need a spic and span coop but i would like it to not stink too bad.
  9. Flycropper

    Flycropper In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I have OSB for the floor with visqueen spread out over it. Shavings over the visqeen. When I clean out the coop, I roll the visqueen up and send it out the chicken door and empty the contents in a compost pile.
  10. plapczynski

    plapczynski Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Chillicothe, OH

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