1. KaityRoseChicks

    KaityRoseChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    What type of wood is waterproof that I can safely build a coop out of? I'm hoping if I get my dad on board be can build a coop for me. I got some awesome plans but I'm not sure what kind of wood to use?
     
  2. RugerFan777

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    Pressure treated. Costs allot more though.
     
  3. KaityRoseChicks

    KaityRoseChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in an extremely humid area. It would be worth the extra money.
     
  4. RugerFan777

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    I live on the coast. We get 100 inches of rain. I would only do the bottom of the coop and pressure-treated. This will save money. The top should never get wet if you have proper overhangs at least 2 feet preferably four.
     
  5. KaityRoseChicks

    KaityRoseChicks Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. RugerFan777

    RugerFan777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Make the coop bigger than you think you need. You'll never would regret it.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's not too bad of a coop design......except it's a bit short, head room for roosts is tight....needs bigger roof overhangs too...and pop door should be up off floor...and....
     
  9. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol...I think I might be incapable of building anything without tweaking it anyway.
     
  10. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used treated material for the floor joist and flood deck, then standard pine for the wall studs, rafters, etc. I used "Smartside" for the exterior walls. It looks like T1-11 and it has some type of resin/primer on the exterior. A friend of mine just last week told me he build a dog house using Smartside many years ago and he never got around to painting it. He said it is still holding up like new, so I am sure with a good paintjob it will last a long time. Since I knew I would have bedding down I was not concerned about the treated floor. I wouldn't want all the chicks exposed to treated lumber all the time, probably no big deal but I didn't want to do it.
     

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