Creosote and chickens

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by momgoose, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. momgoose

    momgoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have a bunch of old railroad ties laying around. I was wondering if anyone knows if using railroad ties that were soaked in creosote would be a bad thing to use as walls for a chicken coop? Most animals avoid creosote soaked wood (it's not incredibly palatable) but I can't find any information about having creosote soaked wood around chickens.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Way back when, we used creosote to paint roosts and coop corners as a mite preventative. Don't know what the long term effects of creosote exposure might be.
     

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