Railroad ties safe?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Susanjoans, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Susanjoans

    Susanjoans Out Of The Brooder

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    Expanding duck run and need a foundation. Have access to some railroad ties but wondering if they're safe, due to the creosote. Thoughts?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I wouldn't think it would be a good idea since ducks nibble on things, but I don't know if creosote is toxic? maybe google it.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I believe creosote is pretty toxic. I recall them replacing playgrounds around here because of it. And recommending that you not eat plants grown near it.

    Are these new railroad ties? I thought they stopped using creosote many years ago, and now they are safer.

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  4. Susanjoans

    Susanjoans Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree - I'm Not taking a chance. My ducks do indeed explore everything with their beaks. And I do believe they are still made with creosote. Thanks!
     

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