Painting the coop, Will the fumes hurt the chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kimchi, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Kimchi

    Kimchi Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got my Bantams into the coop a few weeks ago, But I wanted to paint the outside to make it look nice. So could I paint the coop without hurting the chickens? Or should I keep them outside until I'm done?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If the paint is water base they should be fine when it dries.

    The can should tell you.

    PS welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Latex paint fumes can be toxic to a bird's sensitive respiratory system. There's plenty of ventilation when you're painting outdoors, but still I wouldn't risk painting the outside of a coop while the birds are still inside. Put them someplace else while you paint and don't put them back in until the paint is dry and there isn't any more paint smell.
     

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