Inside coop walls?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by First-time-raising, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever put drywall on the inside walls of there coop?

    And what do you guys think ? Would the chickens peck at it?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I would think the moisture and wet poo, would ruin it PDQ. Maybe if you could get some vinyl ( sp) or plastic type wall paper covering, or a realy good thick layer of high gloss paint. I just used plywood inside mine.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have paneling on the walls of my main coop. Was a playhouse to start with but I like it & it looks nice. I don't think drywall would be good either I would worry about mold or mildew if it gets wet. Does your already have it installed? If so maybe painting it would help.
     
  4. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drywall will get moldy. They have type X drywall which has a fire rating and is semi water proof. They use this a lot in fire/party walls in buildings. It may last longer if you really want to use drywall but you should really use something else.


    Jeremy
     
  5. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No right now I don't have anything on the inside I was hoping to not have to put anything but I could get drywall cheaper then plywood/OSB thats why I was asking, Never thought about the moisture problem makes since now that you guys reminded me I was just thinking about the chickens chewing it. If I have to put anything up or not depends on the temp I can keep it at inside there. I guess I will do the OSB if I must put something in there....

    THANKS
     
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I also live in MI. We actually insulated the walls in the coop, and put plywood for the walls and painted it with a good oil paint. The wall behind the roost gets a bit, lets say messy at times. You'll want to be able to wash it down at times!
     
  7. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I insulated most of my walls, and put plywood over that. I noticed the difference right awy in how much warmer it is in there. I just need to finish one of these first days. Only have one wall to finish.
     

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