So, I have been toying with the idea of using a deer blind to turn into a chicken coop for my small backyard flock because of the super high prices of chicken coops in my area, and my lack of carpentry skills, combined with "cheap" deer blinds available on craigslist. Finally, I got a deer blind, and my wonderful ex boyfriend (we are still really great friends ) and another friend of mine helped me pick it up and unload it. It is made out of particle board mostly, but it will have a corugated metal roof on it to help keep it from weathering. My question is what can I use to seal it to help it last longer? I was thinking of painting it inside and out with something like kilz paint or some other product? I even thought about insulating it and putting siding on it, but that will be a LONG time coming. Of course, my roosts, nest box, and bedding will all need to go in, and soon. There is supposed to be a cold front coming through next week I think. So, I need the help of the wonderful people here on BYC to guide me.