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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by CrazyTalk View Post

Meh - my coop is painted OSB, and going on 5 years old now, and is holding up fine. The OSB was $7 a sheet, treated ply of the same thickness was $30 a sheet. Counting the floor I believe I used 8 sheets. For a small coop for 20ish chickens, I'd never recoup the extra investment.

At some point I'll need to replace the OSB (probably another 5 years), but most likely I'll have replaced the coop with another barn by that point. (The coop also has a flock of sheep and a llama using it as a scratching post, so its not like the OSB is having an easy life)

Good to know, what type of paint did you use? I've been considering using the rest of the "barn and fence" paint I have on mine but I haven't gotten the motivation yet 😊
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Chick Charm View Post

Can you use the tin in place of any of the OSB? Lighter and still provides a wind break.


This is a good idea. I considered this but am concerned with our winds the tin would just get ripped off without the osb to anchor it to. To put up enough wood to anchor it securely would be almost the equivalent of the sheet of osb. To give an idea I have seen winds that ripped the highway signs off their posts. They reported winds in excess of 70 mph that day. That is not normal here but it does happen. We commonly have winds in the 35+ mph range.

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Originally Posted by jackcreek View Post
 


This is a good idea. I considered this but am concerned with our winds the tin would just get ripped off without the osb to anchor it to. To put up enough wood to anchor it securely would be almost the equivalent of the sheet of osb. To give an idea I have seen winds that ripped the highway signs off their posts. They reported winds in excess of 70 mph that day. That is not normal here but it does happen. We commonly have winds in the 35+ mph range.

My roofs are all corrogated galvanized roofing screwed to 1x2 furring strips (every 12 inches). Those furring strips are screwed to the rafters of the coop. My coop is pretty much all open - we had 75 mph winds this week (and tornadoes touching down a couple miles away) and the roof stayed on. If you secure it properly, it won't go anywhere until you're at the point where you lose the building. 

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