Type of wood

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by calebc311, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. calebc311

    calebc311 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 31, 2013
    East Bay California
    What type of wood is ideal for a chicken coop?
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Anything except cedar. If you use cedar make sure the wood is aired out and sealed so they don't get sick. I prefer pine with a stain/sealer combo because of the cost and strength. I have a raised untreated pine coop that is painted on top but not on the supports and has survived flooding at the supports several times and shows no sign of wear after 2 years. I also have 2 pine coops that have been treated with stain/sealer combo that look like redwood. With a good quality stain you can make pine look like just about any wood.
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