are pine chaving poisonus to chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mario49, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard some kind of chavings are piosonus to chickens i forgot which one it was it was either cedar or pine?
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Avoid cedar.

    Here's how to remember

    'Pine is fine'.

    Heh.
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  3. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Pine is fine. Some will tell you that it is as bad as cedar, but many, many thousands of people use pine shavings as bedding all the time.

    My own experience only goes back 33 years, but haven't seen a hint of a problem yet.

    Wayne
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 coops and both are filled with pine shavings and I put hay in the nesting boxes .....


    BUT NO PROBLEMS WITH PINE SHAVINGS
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Pine shavings are fine, its ceder you sould not use.
     
  6. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k.... thanks! :*)
     
  7. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is wrong with cedar?
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    *L*A*G* :

    What is wrong with cedar?

    Aromatic oils in cedar are toxic to chickens.​
     
  9. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Aromatic oils in cedar are toxic to chickens.

    and other small animals (hamsters, gerbils, etc.)​
     

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