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  1. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've already been slightly agonizing over whether or not to use PT lumber on my next coop due to the remote possibility of the leeching of the treatment to soil, water, or feed. So, this may be a stupid question, but what about creosote posts for the corner posts? Are they a no-no or are they an option? Thanks, much!!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Creosote is more toxic than the chemicals in the new "salt treated" lumber
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about creosote or the pressure treated "yellow wood" they call it? Make a big difference. If you are planning on using something like RR ties then you are asking for trouble.
     
  4. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Creosote as a previous poster replied is way more toxic than the treated (yellow wood) pine of today.
     
  5. Dutch552

    Dutch552 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Creosote is a pain the butt these days. Posts are almost always more expensive that pressure treated lumber and you'll quickly dull or ruin saw blades that you use to cut them. We have moved from using all creosote soaked fence posts on our farm to PT line posts because they are so much cheaper and we're getting the same lifespan out of them.
     

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