Originally Posted by coolcanoechic
Painter's caulk. It is used around the edges of windows and doors and gives a much more finished look. You can find it in any hardware store in the paint dept. It is great for filling large gaps when the corners of your wood don't come together well. You squeeze a line of caulk down the crack and then smooth it with your finger. It is flexible, so when wood expands and contracts with the cold and heat, the caulk will flex with it.
Would it have a different name by chance? I was at different hardware stores yesterday and I did look for it but i didn't find anything :/. Mostly likely I didn't know what I'm looking for! lol I shall probably get this stuff once the coop is finished being built and when I have painted it.
Originally Posted by ChicKat
about every 6-months or so, if I had a wood coop (I have plastic) I would dust the inside with diatomeceous earth. There are other pest/bug "killers" that you could use.....and other sprays, oxine is one that kills virus and bacteria. I think also that wooden coops require periodic re-painting. It probably depends on a lot of factors, exposure, the elements, the kind of wood, the kind of paint etc. but I have heard that every year or two a wooden coop interior needs a new paint job. I think that this info is from the books. I think that it is very possible that some chicken coops never get annual paint jobs. :O)
Is oxine something that would be sprayed on the surface then? I was just reading about it on amazon.com. I will be getting raising chickens for dummies and another chicken book so I shall look in the books to see what they says. :)
lol it is quite possible that some coops never get an annual paint jobs.