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Is it a bad idea to paint a chicken coop red?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lianamac, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. lianamac

    lianamac In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2014
    I am wondering if it is bad to paint my chicken coop red? I have 2 roosters and have noticed that one gets pretty riled up and attacks me if I wear a red coat into the chicken pen. I have to finish painting their coop, which is inside their pen, which means they will be able to see the color. Will being around all that red color all the time cause them to be more agitated?

  2. Maybe if he is subjected to red for several hours a day the color won't bother him so much.......

    But painting the coop white will help keep it cooler in the summer.
  3. cmonkey4

    cmonkey4 Chirping

    Mar 26, 2013
    Pacific, MO
    I have a red chicken coop and 2 roosters, and it doesn't bother them one bit. I have read somewhere thy red is the only color chickens can see? Not really sure.

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