Originally Posted by perchie.girl
Awesome job...... Do yourself a favor coat the inside walls with a good coat of waterproof paint... before you do any "beautifying" on the ouside. Just to protect the walls inside.
I'll second the suggestion to paint the inside.
After I built my coop (and before I got my chickens) a friend suggested the same thing to me. I took his advice, and am very happy I did.
If you don't have leftover paint from previous projects to use, you can go to Lowes/Home Depot/any-paint-store and buy up their mis-colored paints. (People who aren't happy with the color that got mixed up usually can return for a refund, and then the paint store is stuck with colors that nobody wants, so they sell them for CHEAP (like $5/gallon), and you shouldn't care what color you are putting on the inside of a chicken coop!)
Painting the inside is EASY. You don't have to care about drips, you can slop it on quickly and thickly -- even do two coats -- and really put a good seal on that raw wood. Multiple colors? Who cares! It's the seal that you are looking for, not the artistry of the work. The chickens certainly won't care. REALLY slather it on the floor. Poop won't soak in once that dries to a nice seal.
Just my 2-cents.