Materials and size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by psocks, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. psocks

    psocks New Egg

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    First I just placed an order today for 15
    lovely ladies. 5 barred rocks, 5 rhode island
    reds, 3 black sex links and 2 red sex links.My
    questions:
    Is it acceptable to use pressure treated wood?
    If not what do you use that will not rot?
    I am making the coop 4x8. In saying that
    they will also have a 27x24 yard to run in. The
    coop is strictly for roosting and the nesting boxes.

    Comments welcome!
    Pete
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pressure treated wood is fine, it's what I used...
     
  3. clayhill

    clayhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, pressure-treated lumber for the coop is fine. The only exceptions are the roosts and nest boxes, they should not be treated. From what I understand the chickens should not be in direct contact with the treated lumber any more than possible.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your not doing organic pressure treated is fine. Your 4x8 coop might be a little on the small side if your chickens will be locked up for any length of time (rain, snow, etc).
     

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