Should We Paint Our Chicken Coop?

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 22 July 2020

Absolutely! Chicken coops made by Backyard Chicken Coops are egg-cellently made from sustainable A-grade Fir timber. However, Australian climate can be a bit harsh and fickle-blustery winds, heavy rains, and very hot temperatures can wreak havoc on your chooks’ house. So, protecting your coop from the elements with hen safe timber oil or paint is truly a wise and essential decision.

Mansion backyard chicken coop and run painted red and white

Premium quality timber is at your service when you purchase a coop from Backyard Chicken Coops. This timber is not only attractive, but has a safe smooth surface for you and your children to touch. It can and will stand the test of time as it has been heat treated, which consequently dries the wood, resulting in epic durability.  However, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. So, if you prefer the look of a natural wooden chicken coop, adorn your chooks’ beautiful house with a raincoat of hen safe Timber Protection Oil, so to speak, and it’ll be ready to weather any type of weather that comes your way. FYI, our Timber Protection Oil, is environmentally friendly, weathers naturally, and resists cracking, peeling off, and bubbling.

Preserving your chicken coop not only serves to prolong the life of the coop, but also provides a fun family project, and makes it more personal, unique to your family.  Options abound when considering how to treat the exterior of your coop. Enter, Dulux Weather shield exterior paint, available in a myriad of colors and finishes and yet another environmentally friendly product to decorate your chicken coop. So, let your imagination soar! Gather the family around, peruse the amazing selection Dulux has to offer and go CrAzY! Paint your chicken coop a basic solid color to match your house, dress it up with polka dots, jazz it up with swirls and stars, or paint the coop with a vibrant splash of color! However your family chooses to spruce up your coop, Dulux paints will ensure it’s a masterpiece!  Dulux quality will always prevail- their paints are guaranteed not to buckle under pressure- they won’t splinter, peel off, or bubble! So, be rest assured in the knowledge that your chooks’ house is touchable, weather resistant, and safe and snug for your fabulous flock.

Ahh, masterpiece complete-check!  Relaxing with a cold drink and watching your cheerful chooks forage and roam-check!  Egg-static that the focal point of your backyard landscape is an amazing chicken coop from Backyard Chicken Coops-check!

Taj Mahal backyard chicken coop painted grey and white

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