Thickness of siding for coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mark54, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Mark54

    Mark54 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I use quarter inch siding for my coop?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can, but it won't be very strong. I made a small coop from quarter inch, but, I have it completely inside a secure run.
     
  3. Horizon Structures

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    I would suggest 1/2" or 5/8" instead, for strength.
     
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that you can use just about anything. The real issue is how long it will last. I would make sure to paint the 1/4 inch plywood, especially along the edges, so that it resists weathering.
     
  5. Mark54

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm building chicken tractors and was thinking about the weight. I will probably try one and one of 1/2 in. also. I wish I had more time to be on this forum, it's great.

    Again thanks.
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at some concrete siding today. It come in a 4x8 sheet of planks. How would the sheet stuff work. I don't have to worry with bears here. I don't think I do.
     

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