Hey gang We're moving from our alcove chicken coop (extension from porch) to another house where we have to build. We are trying to figure out the best method (and cost effective) to build a Tudor style coop. Cheap wood at Home Depot is pine or douglas fir. Willamette valley gets a considerable amount of rain so we need to seal it, but without all the toxic urethane/chemicals- sealer ideas? Historically douglas fir has been used on the homes here for porches and I've read that untreated can last 10 years.So maybe we don't need a sealer? So any thoughts on using douglas fir with an outdoor deck paint? Any thoughts on type of paint (Behr?)? We're also thinking of putting down bricks as a foundation to prevent direct contact with the soil to prevent moisture rot. Let me know what you've done for dealing with wet conditions!