Cedar chicken coop- much less than what I paid for it

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by kees, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I also posted yesterday about the cedar dog house (chicken coop) which is completely NEW (assembled 2 days ago) that I purchased to house the chicks. I paid $180 but would accept any reasonable offer now. I live in Putnam County, in the Hudson Valley in NY.
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    cedar wood is bad for the chickens health , sorry, not i good choice of lumber.
  3. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I wouldn't use cedar chips but I've had the same dog house for over a year now and my silkies have done very well. I certainly respect your input though.
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a playhouse coop made out of ceader, and my chickens are fine.
  5. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    I am not sure where you heard this, but I don't think that is correct. There are actually many sites that sell cedar specifically for poultry and I could find nothing online that would say it is dangerous for chickens. It is a naturally "weather resistant" material...probably better than using treated wood for building. I guess if a specific chicken had an allergy to it or something strange like that.....???

    Anyway... I am no wood expert, just MHO.

  6. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2007
    West Central Wisconsin
    Cedar is toxic only if they ingest it, which is why cedar shavings/chips aren't a good idea for litter. I think as long as they don't eat the coop they should be fine! [​IMG]
  7. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Cedar *shavings* can cause respiratory irritation in a variety of animals, in close quarters. However, I bet that solid cedar *wood* wouldn't give off as much in the way of volatile oil fumes. Just a guess!
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    The "cedar" that's potentially harmful is actually a juniper (Juniperus virginiana). It's marketed as "Eastern Cedar", "Red Cedar", "Aromatic Cedar" and probably a few others.

    The "Western Cedar", or "Western Red Cedar" usually used build sheds, saunas, etc is Thuja plicata.

    Different critter, not a problem.
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    I build everything out of Western Red Cedar, whether it wants me to or not.

  10. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    Quote:Hey Tricia :eek:
    FUNNY!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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