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Should I paint the inside of an old coop?

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I have two coops: a large, walk-in coop for the adult chickens and a smaller, transitional coop for younger chooks/separating a sick member from the rest of the flock.  

 

I am in the process of updating the coops and doing some minor repairs to both of them.  Should I invest time in painting the inside while I am at it?  Do you guys like having a painted inside?  Both coops are just plain wood at this point.

 

I would like to brighten the inside of the coops and possibly make it easier to work in.

 

Could you guys give me some pros and cons (if there are any) or some suggestions?

 

I really appreciate it!

post #2 of 5

There is no harm in painting the coop. If it'll look better then I'd do it. A lil new paint can sure make anything look better. It may even make it easier to clean the coop.

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  Our small farm is on a ridge in the cypress swamps of Louisiana..
We have been blessed with French Marans,  English Orpingtons, Flying Mallards, Ancona Ducks, American Buff Geese, Mini Schnauzers, and a loving God.                                       

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post #3 of 5
Their is no reason why you can't. It will defenently make the coop nicer. I can't think of any cons to give you.




Good Luck!
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #4 of 5

The only functional Pro I can think of is to increase the reflective light inside by using white or light colored paint.

 

Con.....too much work and expense to prep and paint it well just for 'pretty'.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 5

Maybe more of a question than an answer...won't painting the inside help seal the wood to prevent so many hiding places for mites? I read somewhere on here that's why painting the wood nesting boxes was a good idea, figured it would be good for the inside of the coop too.

 

We painted the inside of ours because it was a dark, dingy wreck when we started. It's a light brighter and nicer painted.

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