Taking Care of your Chicken Coop
- We recommend using a high-quality wood preservative, varnish, roof sealer, or water repellant. Apply within the week of purchase and/or before heavy rain.
- Pay particular attention to all of the roof edges, eves, and all joints, this will waterproof your coop and prevent the wood from swelling.
- It is important that you clean out the coop and treat the wood regularly, if this isn’t done, the wood can become brittle and unsightly.
- Apply additional coats of wood preserver if the run is going to be kept outside.
- To ensure your run continues to look great, we recommend that you position it in a protected area that is not fully exposed to the elements.
- Note: Regarding the published recommended number of birds per coop, the minimum number refers to birds the size of a Quail and the MAXIMUM refers to the size of an average Chicken, such as a Rhode Island Red
Remember to only use non-toxic, animal-friendly cleaning and treatment products.