To paint or not to paint?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 21hens-incharge, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    I am working on my new brooder and would like this one to last many years. I am using plywood and thinking how plain it looks and how hard it will be to clean.
    Should I paint it? I am not getting the chicks for another month. I do have latex exterior paint as well as porch and floor paint. (The porch and floor paint is very durable but takes about 24 hours to dry.)

    It is 2&1/2 feet x 8 feet internally.
    I am building it so the base that raises it can be stored inside the brood area when not in use.
    I will post pics once it is done.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I don't think it matters, as long as you give the brooder enough time to air out after its painted.

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