paint color inside coop walls - chicken preference??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gingerpeach22, May 11, 2010.

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inside on plywood walls, I will use exterior semi gloss paint. (Is indoor/outdoor latex okay?). Is there a color to avoid - a color which chickens do not like? I'm thinking of white or light yellow or light blue due to darkness in winter.
     
  2. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens absolutely HATE the color orange! Whatever you do, avoid it at all costs, you'll never get an egg!







    Okay, just kidding. [​IMG] I don't think chickens care. Yes exterior latex will clean up best, or interior gloss. You are very thoughtful regarding your chooks and their needs. When I die I wouldn't mind coming back as one of your girls! Thanks for letting me pick on you! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building my first coop. I decided to paint it white so it would be brighter/lighter in the coop.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Put out some paint samples and see which one they like the best. If they peck it a lot they are likely to eat the paint off the wall,, if they don't touch it,, then they won't eat it.
     
  5. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wallpaper and paint in mine and I get an egg a day from each one of them...ROFL...Paint it a color that you enjoy being around and I am sure they will love it!

    ~Laura
     
  6. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies. I did look at a nice yellow today which is called Denver Omelette. Too funny.
     
  7. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken preference..... [​IMG]
     
  8. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay for you, you get black & purple with orange polka dots, ha ha.
     
  9. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Guess my light blue semi-gloss is going to be ok....
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  10. RocketDad

    RocketDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go to the mis-tint rack and let "$5 a gallon" decide.

    I used white melamine masonite in my coop. The brightness really makes it pleasant, since it's about the smallest coop I'd want to have to go inside of. Bright colors will cheer the interior and make bugs more visible to the girls, too!
     

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