Nest Boxes - Paint?

joeyork

Hatching
8 Years
Jun 19, 2011
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I am building nest boxes for my 12 chicks and I am wondering whether I have to paint them. The boxes will be made of plywood and pine boards. Is paint an absolute necessity? Is it just recommended or is it just a nice esthetic thing to do?

Thank you all.
 

Firekin1

Songster
5 Years
Apr 5, 2014
447
35
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Nova Scotia
You don't HAVE to paint them on the inside or out, but if they're out side nesting boxes (built to protrude outside the hen house) then painting them on the outside would be a good way to seal the wood and help prevent it from rotting.
 
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