old fencing on new coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joymac, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. joymac

    joymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a coop (my first!) using mainly recycled materials. We want to use old dog-eared fencing for the outside of the coop but we are worried about the space between the slats. Should the slats be touching each other and therefore be less drafty or is the space ok? We're not sure the wood can be easily taken apart without breaking.

    Thanks!
    Joy
     
  2. joymac

    joymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention I'm located in southeastern NC, temps in winter get down to 30 F.
     
  3. fiddleman

    fiddleman Out Of The Brooder

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    you could always try board and batten siding. Furring strips go horizontally across the coop and then the wider boards are nailed vertically. Gaps between the larger boards are covered with smaller boards (called battens) also hung vertically, that way all the gaps between the larger boards are covered. A time honored method of construction.
     

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