treated or untreated wood for hen house and run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lclough1998, May 14, 2011.

  1. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure whether to use treated or untreated wood? or some of each for which part? Also can you use osb for exterior walls? Thanks for your help, trying to keep cost down. Thanks for your thoughts![​IMG]
     
  2. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    You only need treated wood for any part that comes in contact with the ground
     
  3. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok, just wanted to check, do you know about the osb? as outside walls and inside ?
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Ummm no, sorry...don't even know what that is ..Chipboard? not too clued in on building materials.
     
  5. cooper38

    cooper38 Out Of The Brooder

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    Treated lumber wherever it contacts the ground or is exposed to the weather. You can use untreated lumber where exposed to the weather as long as you paint it or stain it. Osb can be used as long as it is covered with additional siding. OSB will not hold up to the weather even if you paint it or treat it.
     

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