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goldstar

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Can any one give me feedback on using treated lumber on the outdoor run? Would it be safe for the chickens?
 

goldstar

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Thanks for the info. I want to use treated lumber I am located in western New York, all kinds of crazy weather. But I'm glad to hear that they removed arsenic from treated lumber. So your chicks are all good?
 

Kernel Cluck

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Arsenic used to be used in pressure treated lumber - no longer. I think your chickens will be fine - mine always have been.

Redsoxs is correct. EPA regulations have taken the arsenic out. My understanding that the new process is some sort of copper based fungicide. I am sure its not great for them, however, I have never seen my hens pecking at the wood in their run. That doesn't mean they haven't, I've just never seen them do it. I used PT for the run and NON-PT for the hen house.
 

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