ready to move birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aafairchild, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. aafairchild

    aafairchild Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2012
    Hi All,

    I am converting a shed to a coop and it's almost ready. My problem is this, How long after painting and caulking the interior do I need to wait before I move my fuzzy butts in? Painting was finished on Saturday and caulking yesterday. There are 4 vents up high and 4 down low for air circulation with more to come if needed. Shed is 8-10 with approx 6ft walls and a peaked roof. I still smell faint paint odor when I open the door, but not sure if fumes are enough to hurt birds. Shed was painted with Behr exterior paint and caulked with paintable alex if that helps. Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    I am familiar with both products.
    I would wait a few more days if it is cool out where you are. If you can smell it and they would be closed in with it IMO it is to much to risk.
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    If the coop is vented well, after 12 hours you should be set. I have moved mine in as soon as the paint is dry to the touch. Of course, they generally don't stay inside in the daytime.


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