Interior wall covering

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NeChick16, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. NeChick16

    NeChick16 Just Hatched

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    Soooo I recently got a trailer load of Pegboard from an old retailer in town, I was thinking of using it to cover the inside of my chicken coop walls/ceiling. I was originally wanting to simply whitewash the walls and not have anything covering the inside, however my hens like to stand on the area where I have the flooring dished up on the walls, knocking it down and pooping all over it...and there are nails from the shingles that I have had to screen off from them. I was thinking the pegboard will at least offer some air movement compared to the bathroom wall board i was considering, plus this is free [​IMG] What are anyone's thoughts on this...I couldn't think of any dangers with it, but I may be blinded by the free factor [​IMG]

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    Here is a Pic of my converted shed * some of my helpers for a reference [​IMG]
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I don't think there would be a danger in using the pegboard, but would question it would give those uglies ( bugs, mites) a place to hide if close to the roosts?

    If you don't need wall insulation in your climate - why not just paint the side walls interiors and add a peg board ceiling?

    Save the rest for another project - or add to non-roost areas? Would be wonderful in the "foyer" of your coop to add storage possibilities.

    Luv your coop thus far, looking good [​IMG]
     
  3. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Just make sure the pegboard doesn't get wet or else it will fall apart.
     
  4. NeChick16

    NeChick16 Just Hatched

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    I would love to just paint the inside however my pain-in-the-butt birds like to roost on the flooring I have stapled up on the walls (to easily clean out my deep pine shavings) and poop both on the wall and behind the flooring, so I will have to put something there. there is actually some open venting on the bottom of the wall behind the flooring so I think the bugs will be in the walls regardless of whats on the inside, this way at least I was hoping for some air flow.
     
  5. NeChick16

    NeChick16 Just Hatched

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    I'm actually staring out the window at work and it is getting pretty cloudy... and guess who didn't unload the trailer full of pegboard last night [​IMG]
    At least if it makes it through this rain it shouldn't get wet once it is in the coop, it will be at least 6 inches off the ground on top of a ledger board that will be holding the flooring on the walls
     
  6. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Well if you had a trailer load of them, maybe the ones on the bottom stayed dry. I think it'll work fine. If it does attract bugs, that's just extra protein for the girls!
     
  7. NeChick16

    NeChick16 Just Hatched

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    Turns out it didn't even rain so we should be good to go!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone for their input!!
     

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