Which wood treatment for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by skippyscage, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. skippyscage

    skippyscage Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to find a non-toxic wood treatment for my coop, with no luck.

    I've found two but they don't seem to be easy to get hold of:

    TimberPro based out of Canada - no stores that supply this in Colorado
    Valhala LifeTime Wood Treatment - again from Canada and lists Ace Hardware as a supplier, but the two stores I called didn't have it on their system.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, or do the normal "toxic" wood treatments have no effect on the chickens?
     
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  3. skippyscage

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    oh thanks - I did a search and never saw these.
     
  4. Leggo

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    I use a nanotechnology water based treatment for my coops and they are still looking great. The water beads slip off the wood like water off a duck's back :D I couldn't find the direct shop website but the person that sells them is here:

    http://drivewaydoctor.ie/?page_id=18

    Might be worth a phone call or email. Working wonders for me!

    Edit: and of course it is non-toxic
     
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  5. nancy11

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    Have you tried Eco Wood Treatment, ?
     
  6. n2omike

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  7. n2omike

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    My Coop. Links above didn't work for some reason.
    All the framing is pressure treated. The OSB (walls) and boards they roost on are not pressure treated.
    I can't allow them to run free, so they never leave the coop. They seem happy, and lay jumbo eggs almost every day.
    Measurements are 4'x12' with a 4'x4' house and laying boxes off the back.
    It houses four Golden Comets, and they only use one of the two side by side laying boxes.
    It's my own design, and has places I can insert wheels to move it around. (you can see in the frame under the house)
    They like to hang out under the house, and generally roost outside, even in the winter!
    Come mid March, they will have been in there for two years. Still going strong!

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012

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