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Red cedar bedding?

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Now I have googled and all the posts I find are from like 2010 or older and a lot can change in 6 years. I currently just put my 2 week old chick on cedar bedding she is a single chick and this is my first time. I wil post pictures of what I got please let me know safe or unsafe and what I should do

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Many people saying that it doesn't matter what kind of shavings to use in the coop. But I always find someone that will say this -  DON'T use cedar shavings, no matter what friends or your local feed store tell you: the aromatic oils will irritate your birds' lungs, and make them more susceptible to respiratory problems later in life.

 

But there is another thing with the aromatic oils for sure - they repel insects, because they smell so strong. 

So there you go , it is up to you. 

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Many people saying that it doesn't matter what kind of shavings to use in the coop. But I always find someone that will say this -  DON'T use cedar shavings, no matter what friends or your local feed store tell you: the aromatic oils will irritate your birds' lungs, and make them more susceptible to respiratory problems later in life.

But there is another thing with the aromatic oils for sure - they repel insects, because they smell so strong. 
So there you go , it is up to you. 

Well I'm just concerned about my chickens health as she's going to be a pet chicken. Like I said I know things can change and products alter over a couple years so I just wanted to check if they're still dangerous
post #4 of 6

The shavings are not a bad product , and they will never change because its cedar wood. Cedar wood will smell the same forever,it  has the oils in it. Like pine will stay pine and smell like pine no matter what. So it doesn't matter if you buy it now or you have shavings from 5 years ago - cedar is cedar , will always smell strong.

post #5 of 6

I saw a post on here a couple of weeks ago where someone said they use a small amount of cedar mixed with pine shavings, for the insect repellent benefits, and they hadn't had problems with it.

Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

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Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. ~ Hippocrates

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post #6 of 6

Exactly. It depends from people. But I had an experience with cedar shavings, I was putting them in my bunny cage, and he was sneezing constantly. So now I have pine shavings and he is still sneezing ... Go figure :hu

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