Painting the inside of coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BrickCoop15, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. BrickCoop15

    BrickCoop15 Chirping

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    I would like to paint the inside of my coop while the weather is still warm enough. The problem I have is the coop is currently occupied. If I use a low odor and zero voc paint , would it be safe to allow the chickens back into the coop the same evening? A window would be left open for ventilation. I would appreciate any input. I know that birds have sensitive respiratory systems and I do not want to harm them.
     
  2. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

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    With adequate ventilation you should be good. I would just do the sniff test before you let them beck in and have a contingency plan if you can smell the paint at all.
     
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  3. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chirping

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    Maybe paint first thing in the morning, leave it wide open with a fan running to help drying during the day, and I'm thinking if it were me I wouldn't have a problem with letting my girls back in by dark.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    Latex paint, two coats including primer will be ready by dark. As well ventilated as a chicken coop is, the fumes will waft away quickly and not be a problem. I would venture that if you painted your bedroom, you wouldn't fret at all about it.

    Chris
     

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