Painting the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mommy2pnutty, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    Has anyone painted the inside of their coop? I'm planning on treating the outside and painting it also. My husband thinks its a good idea to paint the inside with a primer and paint. He thinks it will help the wood last. Has anyone else done this? What paints would you suggest to treat the inside of the coop?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My hens have painted the inside of mine. But only on the side where they roost![​IMG]

  3. mazdacrzy

    mazdacrzy Chirping

    Dec 16, 2008
    Winder, Georgia
    I have primed and painted two coats of exterior paint to the inside of my coop that I'm in the process of building. I painted it so when I clean it out and it is really nasty I can use a water hose and not hurt the wood.
  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm in the process of building my hen house and it is at the painting stage - we'll paint both outside and the inside with exterior paint.
  5. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Quote:I totally agree! I have just built a new coop and wish I had painted the inside first. Now just to paint it I have a huge chicken dust and poop mess to clean up. And It will preserve the wood.
  6. New adventure

    New adventure Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Pueblo, Colorado
    This forum is the BEST thing! My questions are answered before I even ask them! I can't find any cheap vinyl floor but don't want to just leave the plywood floor of my coop-to-be unfinished. Now I know what to do.
  7. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    Thanks everyone! I think I might go with laminate flooring on the sides and floor, And paint the hen house and perches. I saw a pic yesterday of a coop that was lined with laminate flooring, and it looked really nice and must be easier to clean. I have a very small coop, so it will be cheap too do.
  8. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Songster

    One of the coop-builders in the coop site, can't remember which one, advised on the basis of their experience NOT to use stick on squares of vinyl etc. flooring as the chickens managed to scratch up the edges and destroy it fairly quickly. Love getting advice like that BEFORE I have to find it out for myself the hard way!
  9. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    You also might want to consider using "shower board." It's paneling with a slick white finish that comes in 4 x 8 ft sheets for about $10.
  10. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    Quote:Thanks for the tip Nostalchic! I'll look at other options besides the stick on kind. Knowing my husband though, it will be reinforced with nails, glue, and any other item he can manage to get his hands on. I purchased a pre-fab coop on ebay and he is using wood glue and extra nails everywhere he can! Its too funny, expecially since he wanted nothing to do with my chickens in the first place, lol.

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