Cedar bark mulch? Is it dangerous?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rubysmom, May 30, 2008.

  1. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We let our chickens free range in our yard and we might have cedar bark mulch in some areas? Is that bad?

    I thought the cedar was a problem only in enclosed spaces?

    Please help?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Should be fine. They aren't enclosed with it. I'm sure they'll find it and strew it all over the place though looking for goodies under it.
     
  3. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Silkiechicken. That is exactly what they do!!!! [​IMG] They seem to love it. It's been out there for over a year so it couldn't have many fumes left? That is the issue with cedar right?
     
  4. Clark

    Clark Out Of The Brooder

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    Alittle cedar is a good chicken mite repellant what I've heard.Alot are toxic like a nest of it....Clark
     
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