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 Songster

    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 Crowing

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    cedar wood is bad for the chickens health , sorry, not i good choice of lumber.
     
  3. kees

    kees Songster

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

    bugladyleah Songster

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    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.

    Leah
     
  6. tricia

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    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

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    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 Songster

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    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

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    I build everything out of Western Red Cedar, whether it wants me to or not.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. chickfillhay

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    Quote:Hey Tricia :eek:
    FUNNY!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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