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what kind of paint is safe for coop

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I've searched the archives and have not found any definitive answer.  What kind of paint or stain should I use on the exterior of chicken tractor or coop?  The chickens will have some contact with it but not much.

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Chickenless No More.  Got 8 lovely adolescent chickens, 3 Ameraucaunas, 3 French Wheaton Marans and 2 Olive eggers.
The rain it raineth on the just, and also on the unjust fella;
But mostly on the just, 'cause the unjust steals the just's umbrella.
Lord Bowen
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post #2 of 15

I bough just a behr flat exterior paint from home depot.  None of them have grown a second head, a third wing, or anything like that. 

If you're going to have it tinted, ask to see the paint before you take it home.  I wanted kind of an off white going into tan.  I got bleached out big bird yellow!!!  "Oh I'm sorry sir, once it leaves the store it's unreaturnable."    smack

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post #3 of 15

Exterior latex for me...I'd stay clear of the oil based stuff.  It seems pretty toxic.

post #4 of 15

TSC has a paint made by Valspar called Home & Ranch that says its non toxic/safe to use around livestock.
I just painted mine using the brilliant red & white, looks great!

post #5 of 15

Any paint you can buy will be fine. Some will stick to the wood longer than others, some will fade less, or chalk less, and there are many different colors. None are going to make a hen fall over dead after licking it.

post #6 of 15

I use regular floor paint. It is much more durable, and it can be rained on, etc. It is much more durable than exterior paint.

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post #7 of 15

Lowes has a non-toxic paint that comes in "barn red" and "gray". Works good and covers great-the name escapes me but is located in the section with porch paints.

post #8 of 15

Hi ! Everyone,
I'm The newbie. Concerning paint, My ckicken
coops roof is painted with KILZ a oil based paint
and was wondering if this would be safe inside
given ample time to dry with no fowl present ?


Edited by The Dude - 7/5/08 at 2:01am
Husband of My Beautiful Wife Corena, Dad to 1 Beautiful daughter
Care taker of 3 Chihuahua's, 1 Boston, 2 Cats, 2 Nubians,6 Reds
the neighbors dogs and what ever GOD sends up the road. And maker of the virtually predator proof Chickaminium at Chickaminium.com
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Husband of My Beautiful Wife Corena, Dad to 1 Beautiful daughter
Care taker of 3 Chihuahua's, 1 Boston, 2 Cats, 2 Nubians,6 Reds
the neighbors dogs and what ever GOD sends up the road. And maker of the virtually predator proof Chickaminium at Chickaminium.com
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post #9 of 15

Kilz is fine. Long as it is dry.

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God Bless the USA!!

Blue Orpingtons, Buff orpingtons, Splash Orpingtons,  Black Orpingtons, RR,  Cuckoo Marans,  Red Shouldered Yokohamas,  Silkies (White, Buff, Splash, Blue and Black)  EEs,  A&M Quail, 1 Pheasant,  Pigeons,  Guineas, 1 Black Lab, 1 Schnauzer (All Birds hatched right here)
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post #10 of 15

Any kind, water or oil based.

Paint is a protective coating and forms a skin. Once the volatile elements evaporate out, it becomes inert.
I prefer latex because of the water clean up.

There was some concern over paint with lead in it at one time, but it has been watchdogged out of existence and has been unavailable since 1978.

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