Coop Colors

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zahboo, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I am horrible at picking colors. Can you guys post pictures of your exterior and the brand and name of the paint [​IMG] Thanks.
     
  2. dragonchick

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    Coop colors can be any color you want or like. Some are even just plain wood as the chickens really have no preference. I use white as it seems to reflect the heat of the sun a bit better than dark colors. Paint, siding, stain and the like are really only to protect the wood from element damage. What color is your house? you could paint the coop in colors to match it. I do not go out and buy a "special" paint for my coop but use whatever cheap paint I can find, usually mismixed from the home center or even the stuff from yard sales. It doesn't really even matter if its all one color or a circus style of many. Just find a color that you like and go with it. If you like chartreuse and purple, that will be fine and festive looking.
     
  3. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Songster

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    Barn Red and white are my choices. Under 20 bucks a gallon at Lowes.
     
  4. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    Unpainted here. Just coated with a bit of linseed oil.
     
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    The outside of my coops are tan (color name is clay) with burgundy trim to match our house and pole building. I get more creative with the insides ~ one is yellow with navy trim and the other is pale blue with white trim.
     
  6. emys

    emys Songster

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    Look for $5 gallon of "mistake" (some employee mixed wrong color) paint at the hardware store.
     
  7. Anguissette

    Anguissette Songster

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    Yep, "opps" paint from Lowe's is my favorite way to get paint!
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Iced Melon...Lowe's about $25
     
  9. hudsonhousechicks

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    I don't know if I posted the photos correctly. It's my first time to put one in a post!
    My husband is great with colors. I give him an inkling of what I like and he fine tunes it.

    We went with an old-timey turquoise for our coop. I think it's cute [​IMG]
     
  10. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Of course, if you want to spend the money, you can take anything into the stores these days and get it color matched. So, if you see a color you like in a magazine, or have a swatch of fabric you like, you can take the magazine or the fabric in and they will scan it into the computer and match that color.
     

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