Treated wood?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Knyfe, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Knyfe

    Knyfe Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2012
    I've recently acquired chicken eggs for hatching and this is my first time building a coop or raising chickens in general. Is using treated wood okay, or should I use only untreated wood?

  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Treated wood if fine for outdoors.
    Parts in contact with the ground or exposed to the weather should be treated.
    Anything INSIDE doesn't have to be treated, but it won't hurt anything to use it there too
  3. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2011
    Always use treated wood if it's touching the ground and if it's not touching the ground and is exposed to the weather paint it.

    Or in my case I used 100% treated for the run so I didn't have paint and repaint in the future.

    None of my 8 BO's have died or have two heads and are laying 4 to 5 eggs a day.

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