What type of paint should I use on the outside of my chicken coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickie Patty, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Chickie Patty

    Chickie Patty New Egg

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    We just built our chicken coop and did not get a chance to paint it before we brought our chickens home. What type/brand should we use? I do not want to harm my chickens
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry but have no idea on the paint. I think if you post your question on the coops forum, you will get answers.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I agree with DD that your question will be best answered in the coops and runs forum.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I see you have posted in the coop section, I'm sure members there will be able to help you out with what to use. I did paint my coops but before I added the birds. I used a garden paint that's safe for animals and kids so figured it would be safe for my birds too. The paint was not a strong smelling one and I've had no problems at a with my coops.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Chickie Patty

    Chickie Patty New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the input :)
     

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