Recycled Fencing for a Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bleenie, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am looking to build a new duck/chicken coop(they like to sleep together) and I have a good amount of old fencing sitting next to the driveway that I would like to use. It is 6' x 6" cedar fencing but it's weathered so i am not worried about any aromatics bothering the chickens. I am looking for ideas for coops made out of this old fencing... Maybe some of you BYC'ers have made coops from this kind of material? I would love to see pics [​IMG]
  2. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used old horse fencing for parts of my coop, redwood fencing to build a external nest box. I love the funky nature of old wood and the looks of it. No pictures, sorry, but it certainly works!
  3. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    I think fencing would make a nice looking rustic coop!
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Using cedar boards to build coops or fencing for poultry is never a problem. The fumes that cause problems will have outgassed by the time you would put birds in it. With old wood the outgassing would have already occurred. Additionally, most cedar boards are not aromatic cedar commonly used in animal bedding.

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