old bantam coop still ok to use but rotting!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by animals1981, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    I have many many coops

    I have an old bantam coop that is tiny 4 by 4 by 4 feet

    I like to keep it for problem birds or just extra birds or small tiny chickens

    My problem is few years ago it started rotting so i painted it and chipped away at the rotting wood

    well its getting soft and rotting again does anyone here know how i can keep it from falling apart? lol

    should i paint it again? I just want it to last 6 months till the winter?
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I would remove the paint where it is rotting, sand it down, and use a good water sealer stain on it. Like Thompson's California Redwood. Nice rich brown/red color and will seal it up pretty good for you.

    If there are really bad spots you could replace the wood in those areas. Short of that, nothing you can do really.

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