What to use for flooring in duck shed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BigBlock, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. BigBlock

    BigBlock In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2012
    I'm building a little shed for my ducks to live in, roughly 8x8. The floor will be wood framed and raised up off the ground a little bit. I'm not sure what to use for the floor. I want something I can easily hose out, it needs to be water proof. I thought about ceramic tile but I think the grout lines would be hard to clean.

    Other ideas? Maybe just a piece of outdoor plywood with a heavy coat of floor paint?

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I got some sheet flooring from scraps from a local flooring store and put it on the floor and up the sides of the wall about 8 or 10 inches, sealed the sides with 1x3" furring strips to keep poop out from underneath. Makes cleanup easy and I don't worry about boards getting wet and rotting out.
  3. LaurelC

    LaurelC Songster

    Mar 22, 2013
    Bothell, WA
    I'm planning on making my flooring out of plywood, painted with some sort of floor sealer, and then peel & stick linoleum tiles to make cleaning simple. The up side is they'll be easy enough to remove if I decide that I hate them.

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