Recycled Wood - with possible mold (??).

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bs Peeps, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Bs Peeps

    Bs Peeps In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2014
    I am building my coop from lumber that came out of a nearby house. As I've made my way through the pile, there is evidence of previously wetted sheetrock (small discolored pieces still attached) and some powdery 'stuff' on many of the studs. I suspect it's mold.
    Some is white and some is yellow in color. Overall, I suspect that either this could have occurred while the wood was piled in the yard, or the walls and studs were removed due to flooding.

    As construction material is this a potential problem for my girls?

    I am in the framing stage and ready to work on the roof. Before I wall up the hen house and attach the hardware cloth, should I do anything to the wood?
    Should I scrub, or power wash, or seal, or.........................the wood?
  2. earlyredrooster

    earlyredrooster Songster

    Apr 19, 2014
    Harrisburg, Ar
    If it was me, I would spray it down with bleach two or three times and then seal it with Thompson's

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