Creosote and chickens

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

  1. momgoose

    momgoose Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2012
    NE Tucson
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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