Lyming the wood when you build?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kickinchicken, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the plethora of chicken coops one day,not long ago. And someone had put that they "finished liming the wood". I emailed them but no reply. What is liming the wood and how do I do it and what is the benefit.

    I am in Rhode Island. We have SEVERE weather extremes here. [​IMG] From 110 degrees in the summer to 10 below in the winter. Bugs re ALWAYS an issue. [​IMG] I live in a suburban area and my lot is 5,000 sq.ft. We have May flies in the spring, mosquitoes in the summer, beetles (I didn't treat this year, I wanted to leave the grubs for my girls), ear wigs....I have not noticed any mice or snakes...my dogs and cat would be ALL OVER that! [​IMG]

    I am now building a newer, larger chicken McMansion for my 7 birds (5 are bantams!) [​IMG] So, yes, it will be HUGE....more room to add more chickies next Spring. [​IMG] Everyone here says "build for double of what you already have"...and I did...and then some! [​IMG]

    So what type of lime do I buy, how do I prepare and it and how do I apply it. Or should I just forget it? [​IMG]
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    What DarkWolf said. It is an old-timey thing. I'd skip it.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The entire floor is pressure treated. 4x4 supports, joists and plywood. Perhaps that will suffice. I think I'll skip it. Thanks for the quick replies.
     

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