Are treated telephone poles ok in chicken run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FormerCityGal, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. FormerCityGal

    FormerCityGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I would like to put a couple of tree stumps in the chicken run for them to sit on (similar to pic). My friend can get power pole pieces, however, they are treated with some type of oil or chemical. Should I avoid that?

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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't. They like to hone their beak on everything. They can also get very sticky in the hot sun.
     
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  3. FormerCityGal

    FormerCityGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks PC, that makes sense. I'll keep looking!
     

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