What to put on floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmeeter88, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I know what features my coop should have and all that sort of stuff, but what I'm still confused about is what to put on the floor? Say for instance I have the bare plywood on the floor, surely I don't want the birds pooping directly on that. What is the best/most common floor covering?
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with you that you shouldnt just have a plain wood floor. I put a lanolium floor on mine. I went to a local flooring place and told them what I needed it for...I got a VERY good deal on a nice solid piece.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    People use vinyl.

    I just have a plywood floor painted with exterior floor paint, and then covered with 4-5 inches of pine shavings.
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have vinyl over plywood.
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sheet vinyl in my coop, very easy to clean, nothing sticks to it.
     
  6. ra62654

    ra62654 New Egg

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    I too have plywood floor and exterior paint on it then 4 to 5 inches wood shavings (just plain wood, NO cedar)
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I did the same as sundown...it works great for cleaning and you don't have to worry about the flooring coming up at the corners and the hens eating it. If you do use paint get the high gloss...much easier for cleaning [​IMG]
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have t sticky vinyl tiles, easy to install and cut, got a great deal at a discount store. About a 4 x 10 area covered for less than $20.
     

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