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. This is our first cedar sided coop. . This is our second coop we built after we got our three new baby chicks.
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I've read on BYC that cedar shavings are harmful to chickens - i hope that coops made from cedar don't!

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Yea we use pine shavings and sand but I did some research here and people said cedar coops were fineūüėä
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I've read on BYC that cedar shavings are harmful to chickens - i hope that coops made from cedar don't!

Most cedar lumber is not the aromatic variety.....

......and the fact that it is not in tiny pieces makes it pretty safe for building with, it is also insect resistant.

 

Aromatic cedar shavings can be irritating to avian respiratory systems. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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This is the ladies 75 sq ft runūüėä. This is their Chunnel going to under their 700 sq ft fun under the deck! [IMG]
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This is them under the deckūüź£
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