Cedar log in run OK?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ADozenGirlz, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. ADozenGirlz

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    I understand that cedar shavings are toxic to chickens, but is it OK to have a cedar log in their run for them to perch on?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Absolutely safe, no worries at all [​IMG]

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  3. ADozenGirlz

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    Whew! Thanks, Pat. They seem to love sitting on it and pecking at it, so that makes us both happy! [​IMG]
     
  4. jwj

    jwj Out Of The Brooder

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    By the pole in the middle of the run there is cedar log the hens love to roost on it during the day.

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  5. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
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    Quote:Oh, awesome to hear, we cut down several cedars this year and I've been eyeballing them for use in the run. Whew!!
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Mine love to sit in my Cedar tree!
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Cedar shavings have so much surface area. A log is *nothing* compared. Especially out in the open air of the run.
    I used a cedar branch for an outdoor roost and my birds loved it.
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
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    I also have a cedar log in their run and cedar roosts inside their coop. No problems! [​IMG]
     
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    What a great idea...I think I have some future perches in the woodpile. [​IMG]
     

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