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cedar sawdust.... is it safe?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Birdladyof50, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 In the Brooder

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    Hi yall. Hope you had a great thanksgiving. Is it safe for my chickens/ducks/geese to have cedar sawdust in there pens? Thank you.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Cedar (fumes) are NOTsafe for chickens. Could you use something like pine shavings instead. I don't know about geese & ducks
     
  3. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 In the Brooder

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    My husband can buy cedar sawdust by the truck load. We wanted to make sure was safe before he did. I will tell him not to. We will just have to keep using hay. Thank you.
     
  4. KrazyPluckr

    KrazyPluckr In the Brooder

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    I would discourage the use of cedar shavings. Could cause respiratory and/or digestive distress.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X3 The oils that are in cedar can be toxic to birds and should not be used.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I agree with the other posters--cedar is not a safe bedding for chickens (and many other small animals, for that matter).
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Thanks; I did have a great Thanksgiving and hope you did as well. As the other members have said, definitely do not use cedar shavings as they are toxic to chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I wouldn't use cedar. It can be dangerous for chickens and other small animals.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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