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Sevy

  • Joined Nov 2010
Painting Coop
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:00:38 pm »
Is it best to use paint or cresote for the outside of coop???????
Also whats best for the inside????

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 07:08:56 pm »
Creosote inside and outside. It will kill any redmite that might be lurking, make sure you get the brush into all the nooks and crannies. And remember you have to air the coop for a few days before letting the birds back in.

 :chook:

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 09:14:58 pm »
Yes, definitley Creosote inside, especially on perches and where the perches meet the wall/supports (if that makes sense). If you have wooden nest boxes they as well. Ours are Creosote inside and outside.

mab

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • carmarthenshire
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 09:53:15 pm »
Silly question:-

Where do you put your hens whilst 'airing' the coop?

All I've got to hand are cardboard boxes which I could put airholes & bedding in - would these do for a few days (nights)?

Thx

mab

Bikerene

  • Joined Nov 2010
  • West Lothian
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 10:04:34 pm »
Mab - not a silly question I was wondering the same thing!! I look forward to seeing what folks suggest.

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 10:38:11 pm »
i got and old dog cage/ and kennel and 2 rabbit/guinea pig hutches for when i paint as long as fox dont get into the home its all good

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 03:26:19 pm »
Where do you put your hens whilst 'airing' the coop?

The coop needs to be left open, pref with the door open so the air can circulate, so where to put the hens..... depends what other buildings you have that are secure, safe and with nothing nasty in them that might harm the birds - a stable, the garden shed, the garage, the barn, outside storeroom - or for you loaded ones out there - pop them in your holiday cottage between bookings - they will definately leave you a 'deposit'. :D  :D  :D

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Painting Coop
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 03:56:21 pm »
We have a spare henhouse/coop, that is normally used for young birds/breeding/meat chicks, but we usually pain in-between batches of hens.

 

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