Hi! I need help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BCRed14, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. BCRed14

    BCRed14 New Egg

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    I am building my coop and am not sure what to use for siding. I am on a budget so does anyone have any ideas for something cheap but nice looking?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    @redsoxs I'm confused by this suggestion and link....they actually posted in the best sub forum.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC @BCRed14 !

    Finding used materials can be hard, but that's your best bet for 'cheap'.
    Craigslist, Habitat Restore, etc.
    Telling us more about your coop, and posting some pics of what you have so far, might help.
     
  5. BCRed14

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    I don't have anything really done yet. I am getting the lumber for the framing today. I will check the habitat store. I didn't think of that. Thank you!
     
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    I don't have anything done yet. I a. Picking up the 2x4s today to get started. I will try to post pics when we get it going. Thanks for you though! I didn't think of habitat. I'll look there.
     
  7. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We like cedar fence pickets, they are 5" X 6' long, are inexpensive and often on sale. They hold up to weather without being painted, and are resistant to termites. [​IMG] Our coop also has metal siding on 3 sides, we closed it up with the cedar. If we were starting from scratch it would be all wood.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I wish cedar fell under the 'cheap' category.
     
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    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, how about repurposing wood pallets? I found this pic online:
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  10. BCRed14

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    Thank you @SueT ! That is a great idea! I think I will do that. I can get pallets cheap.
     

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