Materials and size

psocks

Hatching
10 Years
Jan 25, 2009
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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
 

clayhill

Songster
11 Years
Nov 17, 2008
169
4
149
Lee County, Arkansas
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.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
3,267
40
211
Russia, NY
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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