Siding for Coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kairosdreaming, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. kairosdreaming

    kairosdreaming Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have a suggestion on good cheap siding for a coop? We definitely need it as there are small gaps between panels but I don't want to break the bank either (the initial body cost more than expected, but the chickens are worth it). I was thinking adobe siding, has anyone tried that before?
     
  2. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is your coop?

    10 ft vinyl panels are $7 at Home Depot.

    I was fortunate enough to have scraps from my house under the porch.
     
  3. kairosdreaming

    kairosdreaming Out Of The Brooder

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    It's 8 by 10 by 8 minus windows and the door.
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scan craigslist to see what you can find. If I was doing it again, I would use concrete siding - I love that stuff. Easy to clean and does not go bad ever.
     
  5. kairosdreaming

    kairosdreaming Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to the both of you. I'd post pictures if I could but I haven't been a member long enough :)
     
  6. Mayberry Chicken Shack

    Mayberry Chicken Shack Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the 4x8 sheets of knotty barn siding that Lowe's sells its about $18.00 a sheet, sometimes they have it intheir cull lumber pile at a reduced price.
     
  7. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the idea about the barn siding.

    What is concrete siding? Is that the sheets that concrete texture that go on like wallboard? I saw something on line like that from a company called Moderra, but I have no idea where to get it and it looks kind of pricey. But it sure looks cool.
     
  8. kairosdreaming

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    Thanks for the additional ideas. Here's a pic of what I'm working with (I can finally post them, yay!) in case that changes the opinions. Thanks!


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  9. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in this case, 4x8 knotty barn siding seems a good idea. I tried to find it at my Lowe's and could not.
     

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