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Should I paint the inside of the coop?

post #1 of 5
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I've tossed this back and forth and I've still not come up with what I want to do.

I was told by someone that painting it would cause it to hold more moisture. Is that true??

So should I or shouldn't I? And why or why not?

Thank you!

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #2 of 5
I would think that with proper ventilation, holding moisture wouldn't be an issue. I know a lot of people paint it to make cleaning easier. I personally didn't paint it only because my chickens were weeks past putting in the coop before we got it built, so I didn't have time to wait for it to dry
post #3 of 5
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I didn't think it would make a difference either. I think I got weird information. Lol

I hear you on the chicks being beyond needing to be in the coop!! Mine is almost ready. I'm praying to have happy cluckers by the weekend! smile.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #4 of 5

I can't think of a reason not to paint the inside of a coop. Will certainly be easier to clean, brighter, and way easier to see mites or whatever if you have an infestation.  

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I never thought about being able to see mites easier!

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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