Bedding in brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by awhitfield627, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. awhitfield627

    awhitfield627 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 chicks that are about 3 weeks old. I have read that you are not supposed to use cedar chips for bedding because it is toxic. Is this true????
     
  2. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am a newbie too and have read several posts on this subject. Cedar is a definate NO NO. I was thinking about using Pine shavings but then I read a few posts about using sand in the brooder and have decided to do that. Easier to clean, stays warmer, and I am planning to use sand in the coop too.

    Interested to hear what others think:confused:
     
  3. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, cedar chips are toxic. I have also read from an author with degrees in pharmacy, animal science, etc. that pine shavings are less so, but still toxic, so I used aspen bedding. I know lots of people still use pine shavings, but cedar bedding is a real no-no.
     

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