8 year old cedar shavings in run -- hurt chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bothwell, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Bothwell

    Bothwell Out Of The Brooder

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    We are revamping a coop that was used decades ago (literally). About 8-10 years ago, we dumped cedar shavings in the run, mainly for weed control. We didn't have any animals living in the run. I have heard that cedar shavings will hurt chickens (cause respirqtory issues)... what about shaving put down over 8 years ago? They are mostly degraded, and leaves cover the area now too. Thanks for any advice!

    Michelle
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Should be fine. Cedar fumes in enclosed spaces = bad. Open spaces and little fumes = no problem.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    No problemo. Go for it.


    Pat
     
  4. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yah, I think after 8 years the cedar will have lost a lot of its punch... (probably after even a few years)
     
  5. Bothwell

    Bothwell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice! I was hoping that would be the case...
     

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