Taking Care of your Chicken Coop
- We recommend using a high-quality wood preservative, varnish, roof sealer, or water repellant. This should be applied within a week of purchase and/or before heavy rain.
- You should pay particular attention to all of the roof edges, eves, and all joints. This will waterproof your coop and prevent the wood from swelling.
A picture of InTheMarket,ie’s MD with Baz after donating a Coop to ‘DIY:SOS’
- 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.
- You should apply additional coats of wood preserver if the coop is going to be kept outside.
- To ensure your coop continues to look great, 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 maxim number refers to birds the size of a Quail and the smaller number 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.