Cedar Chips???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ihvpower, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am currently using the Pine shavings but my husband brought home two huge bags of Cedar.

    I do know that rodents are very sensitive to the oils in Cedar and was wondering if anyone knew if it was the same for chickens???
     
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Seems like I read over and over on here no cedar chips. could be toxic to chicks. Don't think I would use them.
     
  3. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Cedar oils are toxic to birds. Sorry. Maybe you can return the bag unopened?
     
  4. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought. My husband didn't get it., Thank you so much! He' runs the Landscape Yard so he'll just bring them back..
     
  5. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    besides the toxicity, the Pine is a lighter color and it's easier to identify the poop! ;-)
     
  6. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar is NOT toxic to birds. This was just rehashed over and over again about a week ago. Do a search on BYC and you will find plenty of discussion on it.

    Bottom Line: I and many others have used it for a long time with NO ill effects and there is no documented proof that cedar is toxic or harmful to your birds.

    God Bless,
     
  7. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    I wouldn't use it if there is a question that it COULD cause problems. Why take a chance if you don't have to with so many more bedding options.

    I like the wood pellets, stall dry, and aspin shavings mixed together.
     
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  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ :

    Why take a chance if you don't have to with so many more bedding options.

    That is actually a good question. I would say the anwer is the same as with anything else. Because the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

    God Bless,​
     
  9. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a problem with cedar - but i've also never used it in a small enclosed area. It's always been where there is good ventillation - and it's also been mixed 50/50 with pine.
    Many varied opinions here regarding cedar - some have had trouble, others have not.
    Do what you feel comfortable with. If you are unsure about cedar - don't use it.
     

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