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  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Songster

    Apr 6, 2012
    Phelan, CA
    What kind of paint/wood protector can I use on the coop. Something that won't get the birds sick should they eat it.

  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I use exterior paint on my coops. Modern paints are not toxic once cured. I haven't noticed mine eating the paint off of the surfaces.

    They do seem to eat anything that they can get into their mouths: cast flower pot, shredded styro-foam insulation, wood chips, sawdust, nerf gun darts, but not paint.

  3. HouseCat

    HouseCat Songster

    I use Agricultural paint on the exterior. It's water-based, nontoxic, and you can get it fairly cheap in 5 gallon buckets.
    On the interior I white wash.
    I'm also interested in trying Natural Pigeon Loft Paint -> http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/pest-control/5024-naturals-loft-paint-1-gallon
    It's supposed to be parasite resistant. The only thing is it's $12/gallon and I have a lot of walls to cover.

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