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Left over cedar planks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Leanimal, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Leanimal

    Leanimal Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a ton of 1x4x6's cedar planks left over from my fence. How can I use them as siding when they don't line up exactly? Any ideas how to make it weatherproof? Thanks.
     
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  2. Leanimal

    Leanimal Out Of The Brooder

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    We're going to try the board and board method!
     
  3. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can do that too....for me, building a pallet coop, I have natural small spaces in the siding since it is on pallets...so on inside of coop I am putting up OSB for walls...which will take care of drafts/potential leaks thru the walls. OSB is being painted with a latex/primer to seal it.
     
  4. Leanimal

    Leanimal Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah! We're trying to buy as little material as possible. So we'll see how well sealed the board and board works. We might even use some silicone if there are few enough gaps. We're also worried about adding osb due to the structural support as we're putting a green roof on it :) don't want it to be too heavy!
     
  5. Redbourbon

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    Beware the cedar is toxic to chickens if used as bedding prob just boards for the coop would be fine,,just a thaught check it out??
     
  6. Leanimal

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    Thanks for the advice. I've done some research and everything is hearsay ranging from instant death to they'll be fine. Facts and research are hard to find. From what I can tell, as long as it's aired out wood, plenty of ventilation in the coop, and cedar lumber (not shavings or the closet liner stuff) The chickens will be ok.
     
  7. Redbourbon

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    We have cedar nesting boxes and no problems but have heard lots of hearsay also
     

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