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I have heard about this before but wondered what actually caused cedar poisoning...?
My dad threw out a pile of old wood shaving in the chicken run (trying to attract bugs for them) we dont know what all differnt types of wood is in the pile but we know if there is any, there is very little cedar. But will even a little bit of cedar harm chickens? When do they start to react to it? and  what should i watch for?
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Brianna

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40+ chickens, 3 ducks, 2 guineas, 6 goats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, 500+ cows, and a bunch of crazy barn cats.
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I have heard about this before but wondered what actually caused cedar poisoning...?
My dad threw out a pile of old wood shaving in the chicken run (trying to attract bugs for them) we dont know what all differnt types of wood is in the pile but we know if there is any, there is very little cedar. But will even a little bit of cedar harm chickens? When do they start to react to it? and  what should i watch for?
Thanks
Brianna


A little bit of cedar won't hurt chickens. Even a lot if it is WELL ventilated. The problem with cedar shavings have a lot of surface area and give off a gas, from the oils in the wood. So if they are in the run- no problem. In a small enclosed coop or brooder- maybe a different story.

Imp- Cedar is used sometimes to repel bugs. roll

 

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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