treated fence posts

duckidaho

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 30, 2009
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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,
 

jaku

Songster
12 Years
Jan 13, 2008
2,134
3
191
Howard City, Michigan
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.
 

Aero

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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Portland, OR
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.
 

duckidaho

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 30, 2009
72
0
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Quote:Great idea, I'll just face them with pallet wood, which I can get free. Thanks
 

kycklingar!

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
320
6
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Linköping, Sweden
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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