is pressure-treated lumber o.k.?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by earthy_chicks, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. earthy_chicks

    earthy_chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the middle of constructing an attached hen house and run that I completely framed out with pressure-treated lumber thinking it would hold up better to our wet winters and last longer when I come across info about the toxicity of PT wood and it should not be around pets! yikes! I know the old PT wood had arsenic but the new stuff is listed as being safe. Does anyone have any thoughts or information on this? Thanks!
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    take a deep breath an relax.its ok to use pt wood in your coop.
     
  3. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep it has arsonic , but you'd have to eat mass quantities for it to be lethal. The new pressure treated wood (yellow-wood) doesn't contain the harsh chemicals and isn't green anymore.
     
  4. earthy_chicks

    earthy_chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    whew! (sigh of relief) The PT wood I purchased for Home Depot is treated with CA (not the toxic CCA) and even "organic" coalitions are recommending this product as a safe alternative to the old PT variety. So I guess I'll have to find something else to freak out about [​IMG]
     

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