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Anyone painting their Chicken House now ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by EM Squared Farms, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. EM Squared Farms

    EM Squared Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The weather is finally cooling down and it's perfect painting weather !

    We have 3 large chicken houses to paint.

    One spans 4 pens, the other 2 span 2 pens.

    I decided on a very pale light pastel pink. It took a whole quart of primer paint to paint about 1/4 of the house.

    With a better idea of how much paint it is going to take to finish the rest, I decided on choosing 3 other colors since the other parts are in 3 other pens.

    One other house is already an ice blue (a very pale light blue).

    Anyone else painting or have ideas on color palettes ?
     
  2. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did mine a lighter shade of blue. since you have the pink, and blue allready, you can throw in another "coastal" color. what about a pale limeish green or a shade of teal?
     
  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i haven't picked a color but i need to paint mine soon.
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got the trim painted yesterday (finally yay) and another coat today [​IMG]

    Next: my living room [​IMG]
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I'm using Barn Yard Red.
     
  6. captainroo2

    captainroo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Amen - Barn Yard Red with white trim.
     
  7. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah thats what i wanted originally, barnyard red w/white trim. the wife was against it....
    so the last thing i wanted to do is get her on my bad side so "we" (she) decided on staining the coop the same color as the deck.
    i was very pleased with the end results. i painted the door of the coop the same color as the doors to the house.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted "barn red" with white trim too, but we crossed our fingers and looked for paint on the reduced shelf.
    We got a nice burgandy-red and hunter green trim. Each can was about $5 so I'm not complaining. We built the coop out of a playhouse kit that was given to us (a big blessing considering the $100's of dollars a coop costs).
    Here's the nearly finished result. The porch and beams are hunter green:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ridgewood chickens

    ridgewood chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Just finished mine this weekend - started out painting run with red, but my wife thought it was too bright, so finished coop with a shade of brown - will have to repaint run at some point.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:The reds look 1000% better. [​IMG] The other color looks dead, dreary, cold, lonely, no life and boring compared to the red. [​IMG]

    Ask her to re-think that. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011

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