Hi all we have just finished the floor of our new coop and are debating the flooring options. My husband wants to either put vinyl down or paint depending on cost. If we choose to paint the floor I was going to use a exterior paint, but I am confused on whether or not it needs to be waterproof. I feel like it should be in case of water leaks, but as this is my first time with chickens I am not sure how wet things would be in there.
I know lots of ventilation and I plan on keeping the bedding as dry as possible, so is it really needed to have the paint be waterproof too or will it be fine to just use a good quality exterior paint? Just curious on those who painted the floors what did you use and is it waterproof?