Hi there! I'm just starting looking into coop designs, hoping to use my left over cedar planks from my fence. In the spring, I hope to get 6 hens for my backyard. Looking forward to perusing this site!
Oh, cedar fencing makes GREAT wood for coops! We built our coop walls entirely with cedar fence pickets. And if you need more, they are pretty cheap at the lumber yards. And it looks nice and rustic too!
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely check out the coops link that TwoCrows has given you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any breed preferences?
@TwoCrows, how did you make your coop weatherproof with cedar pickets. Ours are not perfectly straight and do not line up, there would be gaps. I was thinking plywood walls, some kind of weather fabric, then the planks over that?