Wood for the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dizzle's chicks, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    I am going to build the run soon and I was wondering if pressure treated wood is ok for the run. I heard that Cedar wood is toxic to the chickens. what do everyone use for their runs?
  2. Rustywreck

    Rustywreck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used treated wood with no problems. I haven't seen my chickens or turkeys peck at wood.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Modern treated wood is fine for your run - unless you want to paint everything, it's really the only way to go to make it last. Cedar would be fine outside (although I don't know how long natural cedar lasts). It's the cedar chips/bedding that most have concerns with due to respiratory issues that can result.
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Quote:Good natural cedar lasts much longer than treated lumber does in my experience. It's also REALLY expensive though.

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