Cedar Chips for my Brooder...

Shogun99

Songster
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
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Las Cruces, NM
All,

Is it ok to put Cedar chips in my brooder for the chicks? I have read somewhere that cedar is bad, but if that is true, what is best to use? I don't want to use newspaper. Thanks.

Ryan
 

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Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
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USA
No! Do not use cedar...the oils are toxic to a chick plus they can inhale them. I line my brooder with 2 layers of paper towels and then put an old t-shirt or something in the corner for them to nestle on. Just toss when you are done!
 

CK Chickadilly

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
1,055
1
169
West Michigan
Pine is good & then when done with it, toss it in your compost pile!
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Akane

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
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Never use cedar around any animal. Especially in smaller cages or tanks with little ventilation. Kiln dried pine is better than regular pine. Pine does contain the same toxins as cedar just in a lower amount. Kiln drying removes a lot of it.
 

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