posted this in another location too. Sorry but I am really wanting to know this and it doesn't really fit neatly in a subjuect. We have cedar mulch in our kids play area--Not in the coop or run. We are new chicken owners and I have read on the forum that cedar can be deadly to chickens. Ours are still babies but I would like to be able to let them out in our yard in the suburbs (with supervision) but am worried about the cedar. Does anyone know if I will need to get rid of this or if I could just try to keep them out of that area? Will they eat it? How is it bad for them? thanks!! We sure are learning alot from this website--thanks so much!!!