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Treated wood or Not?

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I want to build a coop. Can I use treated lumber for all exterior parts of coop and run?

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Yes -- most people do.  It's not the poisonous stuff it used to be.

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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post #3 of 13

We used pressure treated lumber for the 2x4's that had ground contact and then regular lumber (cheaper) for the rest of the coop.  I personally don't have an issue with pressure treated lumber in a coop.

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We use treated wood on anything that touches the ground. Regular wood for the rest of it, but we try to paint it. If we have time. lol.png

post #5 of 13

X 2 on the pressure treated wood!  I have an entire small coop made of it.  My larger coop-- just all the exterior wood is pressure treated.  No point in having anything rot out after putting so much time, money and effort into it.  :)

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post #6 of 13
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Thank you every one. I will be using Treated wood. Will be building this week. Just got our chicks today. 6 white Plymouth Rock and 6 Americauna.

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We use treated wood on anything that touches the ground. Regular wood for the rest of it, but we try to paint it. If we have time. lol.png

Same here. Treated for everything touching the ground, regular for everything else, all exterior painted (not the treated, but the regular).

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post #8 of 13

I used treated wood for everything. Actually I used fence pickets from Lowes. The cheapest thing I could find. Then bought the thinnest piece of paneling to line the inside with.

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To me, death is a spiritual thing. Everything in life must die. Everything in life, must take life in some form to live. Life begets life. We can't get around it. What we can do is respect that life. Take care of what takes care of us. Treat your food like it will soon become part of you, it will.

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I used treated wood for everything. Actually I used fence pickets from Lowes. The cheapest thing I could find. Then bought the thinnest piece of paneling to line the inside with.



a lot of people buy the pickets for siding!  I do that too!  I am building another coop with 'western red cedar dog eared pickets' from Lowes for the siding.  You can paint it or leave it to grey out.  I paint mine-- but only because I have a color theme going on here.  wink.png   I used masonite siding for my large coop, but the fence pickets are fast and easy to work with (and cheaper) on the smaller coops)

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post #10 of 13

We used treated for the body of the coop and hurricane straps and i painted the siding and door with barn paint,  my coop has been knocked down twice due to storms and a tornado and the 3rd time we re-built used the hurricane straps and it has with stood 90 mile an hour straight line winds and a major storm 2 weeks ago and it's still standing so the more support you can give it the better.    

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