white hardboard

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fiddlebanshee, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Songster

    937
    40
    158
    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    I'm getting close to finishing the interior of the coop. I have installed a vinyl remnant from a carpet store on the floor and we will install windows, popdoor and eggdoors on the weekend. Before I start putting in all the other stuff (nestboxes, roosts) I wonder if I should do something to the walls. They are studs with T111 now. I wonder if this white hardboard (4x8ft, 1/8" thick):

    [​IMG]

    would give a nice washable interior surface. It would also reflect some more light and it would save me the hassle of having to prime and paint. Any reason I should not do this?

    TIA.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Is it that really flimsy, white paneling type board??? I used something similar in both my coops, and I like how easy it is to wipe down/clean. The only downside I've found is that it scratches up a bit easily. This is the "paneling" in my bantam coop (it's also what I used on top of my dropping board).
    [​IMG]
    And inside my main coop - I ran white duct tape over the seams where sheets where joined together:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Songster

    937
    40
    158
    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    Yep, that's it. It is only 1/8" thick. I think it'll work, I'll have to ask HD to cut it down to smaller size as it won't fit in the car otherwise but that's fine, I can piece it together again, and the coop is not 8' tall anyway. 4'x6' will work and I think that'd fit in the car. My poopboard will be an old countertop piece (32"x5') with washingmachine pans on top. So I'm thinking this only for the walls.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: