Building a City Biddy

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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by dizzy » Tue May 24, 2016 4:25 pm

Quail, I also buy the Valspar paint from Lowes. I like it. Oh, and my goat/chicken house is cornflower blue.

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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by Keith44 » Tue May 24, 2016 11:46 pm

good point about them pecking and eating paint chips

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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed May 25, 2016 1:07 am

I did research on that. Today's modern latex paints are fairly non-toxic once they dry. The paint skin is pretty much plastic. The main trouble with paint is when it is wet or before it has completely cured. At that point it can out gas and cause breathing issues in the poultry.

The benefits of painting the inside of the coop, which include reducing external parasite problems like mite infestations, far out weigh the risks of them eating a few paint chips.
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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by dizzy » Wed May 25, 2016 6:36 pm

I've always painted the inside of my chicken houses. I've never had a problem w/them eating paint.

Today while I was waiting at my chiropractor's, I sat down and figured out exactly what I need in materials to make one of my broody houses-they're 24"x30", and are plenty big for a hen and 7 chicks. Maybe I should make up plans for it and sell them.

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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed May 25, 2016 7:46 pm

Give it a shot. It never hurts to try.
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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by Keith44 » Wed May 25, 2016 11:48 pm

could be an income stream for you, go for it Dizzy

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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by patriceinil » Wed May 25, 2016 11:58 pm

Sounds like a good opportunity for a little extra income dizzy.

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Unread post by Rohn » Thu May 26, 2016 10:31 am

Won't hurt to try and a little extra money is always helpful Dizzy.
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Re: Building a City Biddy

Unread post by HybridHomesteader » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:22 am

Turned out really good Aly.

The only thing I think I'd add would be a strip of rain gutter on the downhill roof slope. Maybe something that could drain into a bowl or bucket for the birds.

But that's just me. Living in a desert kinda warps your brain about saving water. |em2|

I guess you probably don't have water supply issues there. |em12|

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