Cedar shavings in yard.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by txredwine, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. txredwine

    txredwine New Egg

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    Want to have 3-5 chickens as pets. Our yard has cedar mulch in beds. So when out of coop they would be walking on it and grass. Is this ok for grown chickens? We read it is poisonous to chicks. Please send suggestions or comments.
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Absolutely no problem whatsoever at all I personally guarantee [​IMG]

    The issue with cedar, which is more lab-conditions than actual-chicken-coop-reality, is the volatile oils (smelly vapors [​IMG]) in a confined space.

    Cedar mulch outdoors is 100% fine.

    Pat
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum!

    There are many wise and experienced chicken keepers here on this forum, and Patandchickens is among the wisest and most experienced. When she says cedar mulch is ok, you can count on her being right.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Er, while I certainly appreciate the compliment [​IMG], and I do have a considerable number of years' experience with a) building things, b) fixing things, and c) livestock housing in general [especially horses, but other things too], I am not especially experienced with chickens, there are any number of people on this forum with far FAR more chicken experience than I have.

    I just type faster than most other people who hang out in the Design/construction/maintenance section of the forum LOL

    Pat
     
  5. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar = bad for chickens

    Armadillo = Leprosy

    Chocolate = poisonous to your dog

    To the above = Bullshirt

    I learned long ago, don't believe everything you read.
     

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