Asked by: Donato Cretu
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th May, 2020

What should I use for chicken coop siding?

If you are going to use regular plywood on the outside of the coop, protect it well with a primer and at least two coats of quality exterior latex paint or a sealer. Inside the henhouse, it's just fine to use. Even better for siding is to choose a product intended for that use, such as T1-11.

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Similarly, you may ask, what kind of wood do you use for a chicken coop?

The Best Wood for Chicken Coops Tropical hardwoods and redwood are naturally resistant to rot and make a good choice but can be more costly than manufactured wood. So it will depend on your budget and the size of the coop you have in mind. Many chicken owners select a softwood, such as pine, spruce or hemlock.

Similarly, is pressure treated wood OK for chicken coops? A: Yes! Many studies have proven that pressure treated lumber is safe for chickens and humans. Older pressure treated lumber was treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), which contains arsenic which almost always leaked into the soil and was toxic to touch or breathe in when cutting or burning.

Considering this, can I use plywood as siding?

Plywood Siding Relatively inexpensive, plywood is a favored budget siding choice. Plywood for siding is not the type of exterior grade plywood you might use for sheds. Home-grade exterior plywood siding has a rough sawn, textured appearance, and its edges are ship-lapped to allow for a tight fit.

Is OSB safe for chickens?

OSB=Oriented Strand Board. OSB can be used. I have used for a large coop in the past but it should never be allowed to contact the ground as it wicks water badly. It should be painted very good as well.

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