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Wood preserve

Post by georget » 29 Jan 2014, 11:34

Wondering what to treat the coop with after it stops raining.I would love to get my hands on some creosote for the red mite situation,if its true?But apart from that i dont know whether to go for a substitute or just to paint it with exterior paint.Also i was wondering whether to paint the inside white undercoat.Any advice on this im new to keeping chickens :) George

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Post by drfish » 29 Jan 2014, 12:01

If you can get the real deal creosote for the right price, use that. And yes, it is true. Red mites do not like creosote one bit.

Creocote works to some degree, but needs re-applying much more often to be effective.

Either of the above will do. Don't bother with fancy varnishes and stuff, waste of money. Either of the above, inside, outside, concentrating on perch ends, nooks and crannies and nestboxes.
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Post by subruss » 29 Jan 2014, 14:07

I use creocote works fine for waterproofing, if you do use creosote be careful can cause you problems without correct protection. I paint the inside of my chicken house but it is a brick outhouse.I find it helps fill in all the small cracks less places for mites to hide and makes it easier to cover all the walls when I spray insectocide :)

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Re: Wood preserve

Post by kated » 29 Jan 2014, 17:58

Do not think that by creosoting you will have completely neutralised any potential mite problem. I learnt to my cost that mites can become immune to creosote and proliferate in spite of its frequent use. Only Ficam W seems to be fool proof.

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Re: Wood preserve

Post by subruss » 29 Jan 2014, 18:33

Ficam w is what I spray brilliant stuff but once again follow instructions can be dodgy stuff :)

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Re: Wood preserve

Post by georget » 20 Feb 2014, 10:53

Subruss.. where do you get Ficam w ? When I google it all the adverts say it is for proffessional use only.

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Re: Wood preserve

Post by Henwife » 20 Feb 2014, 11:05

Ebay - you're a professional poultry keeper.
Guinea fowl & a lot of surplus poultry equipment.

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Re: Wood preserve

Post by georget » 20 Feb 2014, 11:51

Good answer henwife :thumbright: Ill try that..cheers =D>


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Re: Wood preserve

Post by Wozza1985 » 23 Feb 2014, 11:07

I'm due to treat my coop at end of the month and I bought creocote from my local toolstation.
They do dark or light brown.
£8.93 per 4L.

http://www.toolstation.com/m/part.html?p=80210

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