Will a primer or sealer harm them?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kuntrygirl, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    The completion of my peafowl pen is right around the corner but I have a question. The entire pen will be recycled materials, including the wood. The wood is from pallets. I am wanting to spray a primer or sealer on the wood so that the wood doesn't rot. Is this ok to spray on the wood? Are primers and sealers hazard to peafowl? Will they get sick from it? Anyone else used a primer or sealer? If so, what's the name of it.
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    People use all sorts of these modern paints and similar products on coops. If they're safe for people, I'd be surprised if it turned out one was not safe for peas. Haven't read of any problems, anyway.

    Good luck with your birds.
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sealed the wood floor with Thompsons water sealer before moving birds into the barn over a year ago. As long as it is dried it should be safe for most basic sealers used on or in homes. No problems yet. Would not use caulks or items they could peck out and eat. Just my opinion. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll be OK -- the new sealers these days do not contain the chemicals they used to.
     
  5. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seal away!
     

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