Painting the coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Doebob, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Doebob

    Doebob Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I am a new chicken mama. My babies are coming first week of June. I have a prefab coop that I plan on building for their first summer/fall while I convert my shed into a large coop. I am now in the process of painting this prefab coop to make it look better in the backyard. I figured I would only paint the outside and leave the inside the same as the manufacturer left it. My husband thinks I should paint the inside as well. I am afraid the paint on the inside will hurt the chicks if they start to peck at it. The paint is a standard outside grade latex paint. Am I right to worry about it, or will they not peck at their coop?
     
  2. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam I'm still here. Premium Member

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    WE used blackjack57 roofing rubber paint for the floors and oil based paint on the walls. None of our birds 1 yr old to 10 week old can chip either paint. In fact I used a putty knife to scrape up geese poop and it did nothing to the blackjack 57 or oil based paint.

    Oh geese cant chip either paint. I stay away from laytex cause I can chip that paint with my finger nail.

    Background....... We are woodworkers and wife chainsaw carver so we paint a lot of stuff year round. So oil based was a no questions choice. only down side was brushes had to clean out and have to use mineral sprits but that just the nature of the beast.

    Scott
     

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