Is caulk safe?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cryss, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Cryss

    Cryss Crowing

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    Would it be safe to caulk between gaps in wall boards? If not what would you reccomend?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    I would not caulk anywhere a chicken can get at, they will peck and eat it. What type of gaps? Pictures?
     
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  3. Cryss

    Cryss Crowing

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    I don't have pics. I was reading that someone bought a prefab shed from a home depot or Lowe's and they liked it but recommended that you caulk all the gaps. Of course they weren't using it as a coop
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    Hopefully @aart , or @21hens-incharge could make a suggestion. They are good at building stuff.
     
  5. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    I caulk the wall boards liners and floor seams and my chickens never peck on them, I just made sure the caulks were smoothen and dried before I let them in the coop.

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  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

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    I did caulk my big coop before painting the inside.

    I did it to keep mites at bay. Not as many hiding places with it caulked and painted.

    You do need ventilation so the goal is not to seal the whole coop up.

    Oh and do keep a watch for any that is coming loose. Its a maintenance thing.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Then it wouldn't matter if no worries about chicken ingestion,
    but caulk might not be the solution to the problem(what ever it was).
    Where did you read this....and does it have anything to do with chickens?

    If caulk is properly chosen for the material involved and properly applied,
    it won't come loose.....many caulk jobs do peel tho.
     
  8. LittleMissCountry

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    I caulked where the seams met on the roof, but on the outside. There is no way the chickens can get at it.
     
  9. Michael Propst

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    I just finished building my new coop and as others have mentioned I did caulk the exterior trim and joints to seal it for weather protection. Smoothed it over and then it was painted. More for the wood and trim then for the chickens.
     
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  10. Cryss

    Cryss Crowing

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    It was a review for a shed on home depot (or was it lowes? Either one) I was looking at sheds online as a possible future coop. Someone wrote their review of the shed having nothing to do with chickens. They were using the shed as a shed. They recommended caulking to prevent weather damage. I wondered if that would be safe if one were not using the shed as a shed but as a coop.
     

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