We just got our first brand new coop, and our 5 week old chickens are enjoying themselves totally with their freedom! Here's my question: we'd like our coop to last a long time. We need to either paint it or waterseal it. Would the fumes hurt our chicks if we painted or watersealed while they were 'cooped' up? Or should we let them run around the garden? We do have cats, which are intensely interested in the chicks, and have already tried to hunt them, so that's a concern. Also if we move the chicks to a different location, how long should we wait til moving them back in? Til the sealer/paint is dry?