If you used plywood in your coop....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spacetygrss, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. spacetygrss

    spacetygrss Out Of The Brooder

    83
    0
    39
    Aug 24, 2009
    DFW, TX
    How thick were the pieces?
     
  2. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

    200
    0
    109
    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    The bottom is 3/4 and the sides are 1/2, just because that's what was available.
     
  3. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used 3/8" for the walls and floor, and 5/8" for the roof and door.
     
  4. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    3/4" floor, 1/2" sides.

    We used 3/4" for the roof so we could nail the shingles down without nails coming through.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    12,521
    104
    341
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'd use 3/4 for the floor in most cases, and would not personally use anything less than 1/2" for the walls and roof (my uncle has had a raccoon rip through 3/8" plywood, although I daresay it was not in mint condition at the time). 3/8" for the walls is not bizarrely unreasonable, it's just that I wouldn't do it myself [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by