Bedding question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hobobrando, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. hobobrando

    hobobrando Songster

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    Is it alright to use eucaliptus shavings for chicks I use it for my python and wondered if it would be fine for the chicks I'm getting.
     
  2. I would be cautious with that. Maybe too much aeromatic oil there. Could lead to respiratory issues.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  3. hobobrando

    hobobrando Songster

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    Thanks I thought the same thing but wasn't sure so I thought I would ask.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    yea. that makes me think about my bedding. It is pine and is said to have a "no pet smell outdoor pine" to it should I be catious as well
     
  5. With all the evergreen materials... Stong cedar/pine oil smells indicate volatile oils which I understand can lead to respiratory problems.

    But then I would not be surprised if there are plenty of people who do use them and would swear by these same products.
     

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