Cedar chips???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sloallie10, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Why is it best not to have cedar chips???
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Cedar gives off an odor that will kill your chickens.
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    oh......... thats not good
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    yep it can cause respitory problems.
     
  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out "Cedar shavings" in raising baby chicks forum.
     
  6. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So where do you guys get the wood chips for your coops
     
  7. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i get mine at tsc or the grain elevator.
     
  8. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they free where you get them because i just go to this wood place of some sort and fill the back of the truck up and that is that. I dont know what kind of wood I'm getting or anything liek that so this has kind of got me worried
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:I buy pine shavings at TSC. $4.99+tax for a 5.5 cubic ft bag.
     
  10. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I buy mine at walmart. Pine shavings 5.5 for around $5
    It goes along ways as it is compacted into a block. I was surprised the first time I opened one up and it covered my coop floor in about 3 inches deep of shavings.
     

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