Non-toxic wood stain???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HillsHalfAcre, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. HillsHalfAcre

    HillsHalfAcre New Egg

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    Hello All,

    Love this web site! My 1st post. I have been a chicken farmer for 1 whole week now. We bought 6 RI Red poulets and 4 Cornish Cross chicks. All doing well. I bought a Chick-N-Barn pre-fab coop and put it together yesterday. I says it's stained with a non-toxic stain, and I would like to know if anyone can tell me the brand name of one such stain. I have searched the web and asked at a couple of stores and have not gotten solid results. The brand name of Sitkens has come up a couple of times. My flock still has a few weeks in the brooder, but would like to get a second coat of stain on soon.

    Thanks!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    AFAIK pretty much any readily available stain is nontoxic to chickens once it has dried and the fumes are gone. It is not like chickens chew wood, anyhow [​IMG]

    If you are wanting to put a second coat on the prestained coop, why not call the manufacturer and see what they suggest?

    Good luck, have fun, welcome to BYC,

    Pat
     
  3. HillsHalfAcre

    HillsHalfAcre New Egg

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    Thanks Pat! Calling the manufacturer is a good idea; hope they are in the USA.
     
  4. Wanda

    Wanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just saw this post and wondering if the manufacture told you anything. I called them (Ware) and they wouldn't tell me but sent me a bottle to touch up some rough places. They sent it in a plastic bottle and after awhile it lost its color and turned white.

    Wanda
     
  5. nikkimay

    nikkimay Out Of The Brooder

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    OSMO - it's expensive but it's very eco-friendly and perfectly safe for the chickens.
     

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