1. HighAltitudeHens

    HighAltitudeHens Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the whole chicken deal, but I have read here not to use cedar shavings for the chickens. I couldn't do that with other small pets, so it makes perfect sense. But can I use cedar boards (about 3/4" x 3") for the outside of my coop?

    I am planning on insulating, probably with foam board, and using fake walnut paneling sheets for the interior walls. So far all of my materials are free, but I would rather look longer for the outside materials than put my hens-to-be at risk. On the other hand, I need to get the coop built while it's still warm! Would the cedar be safe?
     
  2. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar boards are ok -- shavings are not.
     
  3. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    [​IMG] and yes cedar boards are ok...shavings are not
     
  4. HighAltitudeHens

    HighAltitudeHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both - and [​IMG]
     
  5. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
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