will paint hurt my chickees??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i want to paint my coop sky blue will green grass coming up from the bottom and a tree... but im scared the paint might hurt my chicks? of course i would lte it dry out.. but stilll.... ? HELP!
     

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    My guess would be as long as you don't paint the chickens too then they will be fine.
     
  3. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    LOL!!!! hmmmm.... JK! i will not [​IMG]
     
  4. surfchicken72

    surfchicken72 Songster

    Quote:Actually, one of my girls tried to go under the coop while I was painting, and got pink paint all over her feathers...... didn't notice til I saw the pink chicken walk by me!

    She's fine. (course I cleaned her off)

    ... but I think the rule of thumb is, if you can still "smell" a paint smell, don't put them in yet. Once it's dried. it's fine.
     
  5. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    im talking about the inside tho///
     

  6. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    I painted my coop and the chickens decided to roost on the wet paint. They were a little "oops paint blue" but survived the experience. I only buy oops paint because I can find great colors and great quality for a lot less.
    Caroline
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds &amp; Bees

    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    im talking about the inside tho///

    Yes ~ paint the inside! Use gloss or semi-gloss paint as it makes it easier to clean the dust and poop off. Paint whatever color makes you happy when you go inside ~ the chickens won't care. One of my coops is sunny yellow inside and the other is sky blue.​
     
  8. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Songster

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    Get the brushes out and get going.....you will be glad you did
     
  9. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    thanks [​IMG]
     

  10. jomercer

    jomercer Songster

    Mine is painted inside with white gloss exterior paint--cleans up like a charm and wears like iron.
     

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