Oh Oh crap! That's awful! Try to exchange it before fixing it? Aw I'm sorry I do have *free* coop materials for anyone interested. I'll post pics soon. Aluminum sheets ( old trailer siding), lumber, etc. DH used recycled stuff on our coop & I'm gonna paint it kewl Of course, MC, you have a sweet new coop, so you wouldn't want to ghetto it up. Try returning it if you can. I imagine it could be fixed and painted, but it's brand new, so that sucks. Good luck!