What are some good materials to use?

missychicky

Songster
12 Years
Jun 10, 2009
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I am building new coop for my girls and have NO expereince in building. What I would like to know is what materials are reasonably priced and durable. It would be great if you could add in possible substatutes for the good materials, Thanks.
 
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Chicken Chat

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 19, 2009
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Well, the best is if you can find building materials for free or leftover scraps from construction sites. I picked up 3 2x4's 8 feet long from a remodel job for free, just had to remove the old screws.

If you can't find anything for free or reduced, I guess it depends on how thick you want your plywood, t-11 sideing, etc. Be sure to go to 2 or 3 different lumber yards to get quotes. The 2nd place I went to, the material was a bit more, but they delivered for free which made it a better deal.
 

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