Anyone paint their nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MarieNC, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

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    Just wondering if I should keep them natural wood, stain them, seal them or paint them.
     
  2. ericstac

    ericstac In the Brooder

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    I'm painting mine inside and out. the inside will be painted with something durable that can be washed easily without wear, and that doesn't allow the wood to get wet.



    edit: just realized you said nesting box. [​IMG] these I am thinking a dark paint.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  3. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    I built our first coop a few months ago. Our girls aren't quite to laying-age....but they are getting close.
    I painted the inside of the nesting boxes with the same paint I used on the exterior. I did not seal it, but the paint is a semi-gloss, so clean-up should be easy.
     
  4. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

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    I have some leftover semi-gloss paint from a bathroom remodel - sounds like this would work! And it's a lovely dark teal blue color. [​IMG]
     
  5. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster 8 Years

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    I painted mine. The outside in a light gray and the inside in a dark blue so it feels hopefully more inviting to them
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    The picture was taken before they moved in, not so nice and clean anymore [​IMG]
     

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