Homemade Chicken Feeder - To Paint or not to paint

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Newwell, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Newwell

    Newwell Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I dunno. My DH & I just made a homemade chicken feeder for our "tractor" out of scrap plywood that was left. I was wondering about painting the inside of the feeder with water-based polyurethane so the oils from the feed don't permeate the wood. Yes? No? Hubby said to check with those who know. The feeder will be mounted on the wall inside the coop. Thanks for any advice. [​IMG]
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    I did not paint any of ours.

    No problems here.
     
  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted my outside to extend the life of the feeder.
     
  4. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote no paint... [​IMG]
     
  5. Newwell

    Newwell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all. I won't paint the inside, but will paint the outside for extending the life of the feeder. Plus it will look nicer. Hubby will tell me, "Geez Babe, it's only a chicken coop. What do they care?"
     
  6. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds good. The chickens will mess up the outside and the paint will make it easier to scrub the gunk off. Use an exterior latex enamel. It is smoother. Gloria Jean
     

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