What color have some of you painted your coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gallinamama, May 24, 2010.

  1. gallinamama

    gallinamama Songster

    May 14, 2010
    Macomb, Michigan
    I am in the process of finishing my coop.... Today I have biting mesquitoes, biting flys and bees. I hit two of my fingers with the hammer.... [​IMG] now I have come inside in defeat.[​IMG] I was just pondering what color I should paint my coop... it is a barn like structure. but I do not want to paint it red. My home and garage out back are tan. but painting it tan... seems a bit dull.[​IMG]:th:th What do you all suggest.... I sure like the signs... I have to think about a good one.
  2. SB Austex

    SB Austex In the Brooder

    May 9, 2010
    Nice warm green -- more like fresh avocados than pine for example.
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    mine is like a rainbow...

    I used mistinted paints from home depot so the floor is a mauve pink colour

    the interior walls are stained redwood and the exterior is grey..lol
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Yeah, I'm super creative and painted mine (gasp) white!
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Here's what I painted ours. Left over trim paint from our house. I guess I'm dull. [​IMG]

    I'm building a new coop too. (8X12) My husband is making me build it so I don't ask for any more coops. (it's working too - darn things a pain in the rear) I was ready to shoot myself just trying to lay out the wall with the door and window opening.
  6. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
  7. Paint it Navy Blue and trim it out in Tan from your outbuildings. That way it is all tied together, but the chicken coop is special. I wouldn't paint it white or you will never find it in deep snow. [​IMG]
  8. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    I am using semi-transparent stain on mine in dogwood...otherwise known as pink. [​IMG] The trim will be white.
  9. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

    I painted mine with old paint we had in the basement that is at least 20 years old, the white trim paint is not that old but still came from the basement:
  10. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    Mine is the same color as our house............I'm Dull Too!! [​IMG]

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