cedar chips

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken parm, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. chicken parm

    chicken parm Out Of The Brooder

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    Can i use cedar chips in my chicken coop? I've heard there not good for the chickens, whats the reason? mine are a year old, does it effect all ages? or just chicks. how about for guineas or ducks?
    thanks for any info
     
  2. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told they are poison to them, but i'm not sure. We use pine shavings or corn cob bedding.

    Nataile
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know it has something to do with the oils in the chips. I use pine or straw.
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :You should NOT use cedar with your birds.
     

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