Cedar for Coop Construction?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by divinebovine, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. divinebovine

    divinebovine New Egg

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    Well, after several month, I found a coop I like and can actually build. I was planning on using cedar for the coop, but I discovered you can't use cedar shavings on the floor (evidently chickens are allergic to it). So my question is, will my chickens be allergic to a cedar coop? [​IMG]
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar for construction is fine. I wouldn't use the kind of aromatic cedar they sell for cedar closets, though.
     
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know, we used regular plywood but [​IMG]
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably better than using treated wood and will last as long. Just clean up the sawdust after you're finished and there shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. GrandmaAnn

    GrandmaAnn Out Of The Brooder

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    We made our original coop out of cedar. It was the wood that we had. It was regular cedar plywood type siding. We have had to replace some of it while making repairs, but it worked fine for us. After about 25 years, some of it started rotting. I thought it would last longer.
     
  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I traded a Surfboard for 3 square of beveled Cedar siding which was more than enough to side our 10x10 coop. I went over 15lb felt and OSB. Now some Olympic Color Wash. Or I will just let it gray out natural. I still have 2 surfboards left.
     

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