Recycled Wood - with possible mold (??).

Bs Peeps

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 11, 2014
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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?
 

earlyredrooster

Songster
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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Harrisburg, Ar
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?

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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