To paint or not to paint the inside of my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hollophil, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. hollophil

    hollophil Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    Getting my first chickens ever next week and am in the process of building the coop. Should I paint the interior or not?
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]

    We painted ours but I think it's up to you, unless there are things they can peck at that wouldn't be good for them.
     
  3. PQ4evr

    PQ4evr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read its easier to clean. I have a cpl of gallons of leftover latex paint I am gonna paint the whole inside and lay linoluem tiles. please excuse the spelling
     
  4. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted mine to make it brighter and primed the floor for the tile to stick better but as soon as it got cold out the tile came up one by one. Look into a glue/primer for stick on tiles (home depot) to save you money & work in the long run
     
  5. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is easier to clean.... use caulk too! If you seal all of the seams... poo dosen't get in them. Very important!!!
     
  6. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine's painted.
    I polyurethaned the floor.
     
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did, because I figured it would help protect the wood a little better than no paint.
     
  8. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't paint mine but been thinking about doing it and I put vinyl down on the floor.
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I think painting would be a great idea
     
  10. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I would paint it. My suggestion is get exterior paint, so you can get a toilet brush and a hose and clean it good every few months. Also, it helps see walls from the poop that always ends up EVERYWHERE. If you want to save money, go to a paint place and get mistinted paint. It's cheap and usually aren't THAT bad of colors. I am painting my coop when I get it done. I am going to select my color and have a whole chicky theme going on LOL.
     

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