treated fence posts

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by duckidaho, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. duckidaho

    duckidaho Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to use treated lumber for fenceposts in the run (not in the coop)? Will they peck at it and get sick? Thanks,
     
  2. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iʻm sure youʻll be OK, but T-bar metal posts are cheaper and easier to install and attach chicken wire to.
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    It's okay to use it.
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use treated wood for my coop parts that have direct contact with the ground. You should be ok- although, if I recall, if you're concerned with being certified organic, you can't use it.
     
  5. duckidaho

    duckidaho Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, [​IMG]
     
  6. Aero

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    I faced my pressure treated wood in the run with reclaimed fence boards. They (the birds) might not get sick, but if you eat the eggs, like it says on the wood tag, you are ingesting chem. known to the state of california to cause cancer.
     
  7. Timbercrete

    Timbercrete Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything in California causes cancer.........
     
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  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Point well made!
     
  9. duckidaho

    duckidaho Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Great idea, I'll just face them with pallet wood, which I can get free. Thanks
     
  10. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would NEVER use treated lumber for something my birds come into contact with.
    Treated lumber contains arsenic, to kill the insects who try to eat it. That's why it doesn't decompose. Your hens then eat the insects, ingesting the arsenic. Wanna eat their eggs?
    Stick to metal t-posts, or untreated lumber.
     

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