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bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
creosote for chook houses!!!
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:27:36 pm »
Where would i buy the genuine article?


how long do the chooks need to be excluded from a treated house?




Clansman

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Ayrshire
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 02:50:13 pm »
http://www.creosotesales.co.uk

To be honest I treat the outsides once a year and a few likely mite spots in side such as perch ends, joints etc inside but i'm not splashing it around and I never move the birds out at all.

I put a mesh frame over the treated area outside so they don't rub against it.

As long as they are not coming into contact with large wet areas of the stuff and the house is well ventilated I don't see any reason to move them.

It can take weeks, sometimes months to dry..

Great stuff though! :D

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 03:24:04 pm »
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Great stuff though! :D



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Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 08:25:24 am »
I alway use the real stuff, but be aware if you put the birds back in a newly treated coop that has not had time to de-vaporise the birds will suffer from breathing in the fumes and it causes eye problems.

It takes at least 4-6 days of dry sunny weather for the fumes to clear.


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bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 08:29:39 am »
thats fine, i am building a new house and i want to start off right and keep on top of it, the old house will be burned!!!


my plan is to build new house and treat as i go so i get everywhere, leave for a couple of weeks before moving the birds over, old house will be for November 5th!!!


then starting in the spring repaint once a year when the weather is fine...




darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 09:34:34 am »
You can buy it online or at least you used to be able to. but I think it has to be in quite largish drum so it may be better if you could share when buying?
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Clansman

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Ayrshire
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 09:58:23 am »

bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 11:43:40 am »
yup i have ordered 25 litres as it will get used either here or at various clients places and it doesn't go out of date either :-)


Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 03:33:51 pm »
thats fine, i am building a new house and i want to start off right and keep on top of it, the old house will be burned!!!


my plan is to build new house and treat as i go so i get everywhere, leave for a couple of weeks before moving the birds over, old house will be for November 5th!!!


then starting in the spring repaint once a year when the weather is fine...

Hi Bloomer I build all my own coops and runs and treat each part as I build it.

Make sure that the roof section can be removed for future treating, as next time you need to get in the joints it makes it alot easier.

I had red mite in 3 coops this year and had to rip the roof off because I'd nailed it to get at them.
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bloomer

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 04:42:07 pm »
that's the main reason for the change the current house (acquired elsewhere not built by me) has a fixed felted roof, guess where the mites are!!!


removable roof will be much easier...





Clive

  • Joined Sep 2012
    • Precious Porkers
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Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 06:19:15 pm »
I'm pretty sure SCATS and other Agri feed suppliers can still sell it

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: creosote for chook houses!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 08:05:15 pm »
Roofing felt is a nightmare for red mites.

I've replaced it on mine with corrugated tin, over plywood. Now the mites are only in the tongue and groove sides  >:(

I once put chooks back in too soon after treating with diesel and nearly lost one to breathing problems - similar issues with creosote.

 

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