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Paint in the Coop?

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We have had chickens for 4 years now and we were using an old shed that was on our property but with the additional coop occupants we have decided that we needed an upgrade. So in the building of our new coop we come across a question: should we paint the inside of our coop? We were wondering about this because we know from previous experience that chicken and turkey poop will cement itself into the wood, so we were wondering if painting it with outdoor paint would make it easier to clean. We will have sand trays but we wanted to make sure that if something did come astray that it would be easy to clean. Any thoughts?

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We painted the inside of our coop with outdoor paint and it is easier to wash it IMO.  We primed it first with KILZ, but don't know if you would need to do that or not.

 

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Edited by limited25 - 5/20/16 at 1:00pm
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I used 2 coats of Kilz2 primer and a final coat of exterior semi-gloss white. Super easy cleanup. Nice and bright also. The painted interior will make it easy to see bugs if you happen to have an issue.

 

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Edited by TerryH - 5/20/16 at 8:26pm

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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Thank you for the advise! We will be painting the inside smile.png
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