Are cherry wood shavings safe to use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlady, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    My neighbor works with wood and just gave me 2 large bags of 100% cherry wood shavings. Will this be safe to use in the coop? Any pros and cons of using this?
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I think that any aromatic woods are not supposed to be used due to the fact they cause respiratory problems. The only one I've heard mentions specifically is Cedar. Hopefully someone will respond that has more experienc.

  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Cherry and pine shavings dont hurt them. As long they are properly dried, it should not be any mold or mildew or any wetness to the beddings. Cedar and black walnut shavings are the one you have to look out for.

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