Can I mix cedar and pine shavings?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Messipaw, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I mix pine and cedar small animal bedding in my coop and run. I use the DLM in my coop and our run is covered and wrapped in plastic with top ventilation. [​IMG]
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar is often considered harmful to chickens, is there any alternative you can use?
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As stated above cedar shavings are no good for chickens. Can you just use all pine?
     
  4. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow I will rake and leave the coop doors open. Will they be OK mixed in that way. The only way to get them out of my coop now would b to clear out all of my deep liter
     
  5. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can open the two front Windows all the way tomorrow. On the back wall across from the Windows is a vent that stays open year round. I leave the poop door open as well. Tomorrow I will leave the people door open as well. In my pen we have the front and back walls without plastic. There is also top arch vents. If I mix and mix should I be OK. It really wasn't a big bag. It was about two feet by one foot.
     
  6. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't notice instantaneous results with cedar but I'm sure it weakens their immunity to other things.
     

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