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Hello all,

Anyone know if the creosote in railroad ties is toxic to hogs?

We have a few old (almost 10 years old) railroad ties that we are using to build a pen for our 2 feeder pigs. We're setting an old aluminum truck-cap on top of the ties. Sounds like pig heaven but I want to make sure the ties won't hurt them.
 

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I don't think they will bother them.

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Railroad ties are not intended for animal pens. It might depend on how much space they have. The smaller the pen, the more likely they will lick it and chew on it. Creosote is toxic. That is why it is used, so termites wont eat it.
 

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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. We don't want to take a chance and have sick piggies so, we're rethinking how to set this up.
 
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