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cedar chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brendaspage, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. brendaspage

    brendaspage Hatching

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    Does anyone know if it is safe for my chickens t o be housed in a coop made of aromatic cedar. I bought a sauna from a heat clup that closed , don't use itany more, thought it would make a great coop,????
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    It should be fine, with enough ventilation
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    The problem with cedar is its known problems for respiratory irritation from the dust. The smell of cedar is what one recalls.
    The surface of the wood will age in a short period of time so that the odor abates. So the problem with cedar is the dust, not the wood itself.

    Chris
     
  4. 4 the Birds

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    Cedar is lightweight and very strong and rot resistant. Nice for a coop and the aroma will dissipate with age. Be sure to give the coop open vents.
     

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