Cedar chips/flakes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by critters, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I use cedar flakes/chips for young chicks? My fella came home from the feed store with 26 baby chicks. I have cedar flakes on hand but am unsure if it was safe for them.
    Never used cedar on my baby guineas as heard they were bad for them.
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2017
    Hudson Valley NY
    yeah I wouldn't use cedar, pine shavings are best
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Cedar is toxic to baby chicks. you want the white bale, not the yellow one, the white bale of pine shavings from Tractor Supply Company. best Karen
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2017
    South Park, Colorado, USA
    Agreed, cedar is not to be used for any animal that is small enough to be down in the dust of it. Bad for chicks, hamsters, etc. It naturally kills parasites and can make small animals ill, however PINE shavings are just fine.

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