Pressure Treated Wood OK?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by petrella90, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. petrella90

    petrella90 Hatching

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    Hello,

    I am building my first chicken coop and was wondering if it would be ok to use
    pressure treated plywood for the floor or is this harmful to the chickens?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    No, that's fine. Cedar shavings are bad for chickens but the plywood will be ok. Just put some bedding (like pine shavings) on the floor and it will be perfect for them!
     
  3. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    The plywood should be fine on the floor. A few years ago arsenic was used to preserve the wood, but now a copper based chemical is used that is supposed to be less harmful. Just keep the foor covered in a good layer of bedding (3+ inches) to minimized contact.
     

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