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My first time posting coop pictures. I shoulda taken them when the whitewash was fresh :gig This shows the new kenel panels I used to divide my coop. The foreground area will be for 2 silkies and chicks - maybe 2 seramas. The background area is for 6 lavender orpingtons. And a blue frizzle americauna

I need to add a perch on the left side. Dang birds roost on the top of the nest boxes
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Just curious why I see so many coop interiors that are painted white. Sure seems to me they won't stay white very line with chickens in them.

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I paint mine white,, it lets me see when there is any mildew on the ceiling, it also helps reflect/ brighter in winter, I think too in our very wet area it helps protect the wood.
 

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Just curious why I see so many coop interiors that are painted white. Sure seems to me they won't stay white very line with chickens in them.

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Good question. Previously, I had painted my coop inside white too. Never really thought about it until I saw your question.

Then it hit me - my grandfather white washed the interior of most of his animal related outbuildings, coop, milk cooler building, etc. So I just did it without really thinking about it. Lol

Things that make you go hmmmm...
 

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Just curious why I see so many coop interiors that are painted white. Sure seems to me they won't stay white very line with chickens in them.

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Jesus is Lord and Christ 🙏❤️🇺🇸
It's whitewash. It has some parasite prevention. (I don't know how much.) It's hydrated lime, salt and water. It mixes up to the consistency of pancake batter and slap it over the sh*t. Really gives the 2nd definition of whitewashed "concealing unpleasant facts about someone or something" some context!!!

I like that it reflects light. I started whitewashing lambing pens in my barn to improve the lighting
 
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