Is it ok to use any wood for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OVERxCAST, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. OVERxCAST

    OVERxCAST In the Brooder

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    Im building a coop but i feel like my chickens will get splinters from the wood...
     
  2. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Songster

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    No splinters from any of the wood used in our coop. Some edges aren't exactly smooth - but think about what the chickens encounter outside - sharp rocks, gravel, pine needles, sticks....etc.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    My coops are all wood. No problems with splinters.

    Chris
     
  4. chynasparks

    chynasparks Songster

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    Our coop is all wood. Hubby bought treated wood. There are posts that warn against treated wood. Hubby works with wood and this was his choice. We sanded sharp and rough edges. My chickens don't mess with the wood, don't peck at it. Ladder to roost and roost bars are all sanded. No splinters. We also painted. No pecking at paint either.
     
  5. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I used rough cut eastern yellow pine to sheath my coop, so the wood is rough inside and out. I haven't had any problems with splinters. Just make sure that the floor and roosts are on the smooth side so the your chickens don't get any splinters in their feet. Their feathers will protect the rest of them.
     

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