Pressure Treated Wood???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JJones, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. JJones

    JJones Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Is it ok to use pressure treated wood to build my coop out of? i have most of what i will need to build my 4x8 coop but it is all pressure treated wood. Wasnt sure if the chickens would peck at the wood and it cause any health problems. Thanks!
  2. Urbanchicken62

    Urbanchicken62 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2012
    Kingston, TN
  3. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never seen my chickens try to eat lumber. I wouldn't hesitate to use it in a coop.
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  4. Chambertin

    Chambertin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2012
    Funabashi Japan
    My Coop
    I'm no expert, but agree with chickens not trying to eat lumber.
    Maybe avoid making roosts out of treated lumber, but I'm not worried about the rest.

    I mean heck, My homes have always been made of treated lumber.
    Think my chickens will be ok, ...

    or at least as ok as me.
    Poor chickens....

    Ok no more treated lumber!
  5. JJones

    JJones Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2012
    Thanks for the repliles! i was hoping to hear that it was ok to use. its cheaper per board and i already have most of what i will need.
  6. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Put me down as a user of treated lumber for the runs, but not the coop and certainly not the roosts.

    During construction of the run my ungloved hands would get irritated by exposure to the treated wood, but as long as my hens don't go using my circular saw and try to expand their quarters, they should be all right [​IMG]
  7. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2011
    My secured run is 100% treated lumber.

    The 8 BOs have has access to the run since they were 2 months old.

    All BOs have survied, none of them have any health problems or two head and give 4 to 5 eggs daily.

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