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Painting inside of coop?

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I was wondering if anybody ever paints the inside of their coop. I thought that painting it would help reduce mildew and mold. Of course, I would paint it way before I put chicks in it to let it air out good.

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I painted mine with no problems. I was worried about them pecking the paint. There may be reasons not to but I haven't had problems yet.
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I painted the inside of my coop, with the thought that it would make "spring cleaning" easier. So far, so good, and I haven't noticed any paint pecking.

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I'm planning on painting the inside of my new coop. I am thinking just plain white or tan/light brown to hide the dirt, what color did you paint yours? 

4 cats, 1 dog, 14 chickens (2 Red Sex links, 2 California Greys, 3 EE's, 1 SL Wynadote, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Delaware, 1 NH Red, 1 Black Star, 1 Silver Leghorn roo and 1 bantam Partridge Cochin roo.)
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4 cats, 1 dog, 14 chickens (2 Red Sex links, 2 California Greys, 3 EE's, 1 SL Wynadote, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Delaware, 1 NH Red, 1 Black Star, 1 Silver Leghorn roo and 1 bantam Partridge Cochin roo.)
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I've been told white is good so you can spot mites, lice, etc.
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I am going to paint it with a white barn paint. I live in southeast Texas and it gets very humid here. I think that the mildew and mold might be a problem. Also, I didn't think about being able to see mites or lice inside. Thanks for the answers.

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White or light colored paint can 'increase' the light in the coop too.......

.......and make it easy to see pests and glopping the paint to fill tiny cracks and crevices can seal off some mite hiding places.

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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