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Coop walls...cedar fence okay?

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Hi everyone!
I am working my way through the garden coop plans and I have a few questions I would love some input on. The plans call for double walls, first plywood then cedar boards over the top of the plywood. We live in the Pacific Northwest and rarely experience extreme cold, for the sake of time and money I was wondering if I could use just cedar fence boards w/ silicone In between (to account for shrinkage and make the walls rain tight) and not do plywood first? I did a plywood floor and being a 5'2" female w/ no table saw, it was a pain in the *****!
Edited by hmillie - 3/14/16 at 12:17pm
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I would recommend against using silicon anywhere the chickens will have access to it.  They are terrible about picking things apart.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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I would recommend against using silicon anywhere the chickens will have access to it.  They are terrible about picking things apart.
Even if I paint over it?
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Are you building the garden coop? We only used the plywood walls and skipped the cedar walls. We're in CA where it's warmer but aside from that caveat, it's worked well for us. Can you rent a circular saw for a day?
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Critters will get through that cedar fencing;  back it with exterior plywood, or double up the walls with another layer of wood, the use the pretty stuff on the outside.  Mary

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