Can I use Cypress mulch for floor of chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LightningRidgeF, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. I have 18 2 week old Barred Holland chicks that have just moved out to the coop, since they outgrew the brooder. Still have heat for them and no drafts and they're our only chickens. We have been using pine shavings for the floor of the brooder and coop but lucked into some very inexpensive cypress mulch. Is there any reason we shouldn't use the cypress mulch on the floor of the coop? Thanks for your help!
  2. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Songster

    May 26, 2011
    Central Florida
    I see no point ne responded... I have no direct knowledge to pass on, but I would just ask how aromatic the wood is? If it smells too strong, it could be a problem. But, my chickens live on a cedar tree...cedar is supposed to be a problem, but my girls have done fine for a long time there! Of course, the tree is not as aromatic as cedar shavings...

    What did you decide to do?
  3. I ended up just using the shavings in the garden on the pathways. I was afraid they might be moldy and might make the chicks sick.

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