Cedar shavings and chick`s....good or bad ????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Barn Mama, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Barn Mama

    Barn Mama Out Of The Brooder

    I have been using cedar shavings for my chicks, now I recently have read that they are extremly toxic for chicks but not chickens??? any insite to this???
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used cedar shavings with my chickens since day one. As long as it's non treated and dried I think it's fine. I mix straw with my shavings now, gives the chickens more padding when they jump down from the roost or top nesting boxes.
     
  3. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you thinking of pine shavings? Cedar IS toxic to chickens, esp red cedar. Apparently white cedar is not as dangerous. I would switch to pine asap.
     
  4. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is pine, I used cedar before but it is more expance than pine,that's also when I found out it was harmful to a chicken. I ment to say pine, it's been a long week already:/
    But yes cedar is bad for a chickens health and I use pine.
     

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