Cedar Shavings - Question

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  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    We went to a "Garage Sale" and the person that was running the whole deal asked me if I had any critters that needed some bedding and he gave me a bag or "Cedar Shavings." I was pretty sure that cedar is toxic to birds so before I used it I wanted to ask you guys. [​IMG]
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    We went to a "Garage Sale" and the person that was running the whole deal asked me if I had any critters that needed some bedding and he gave me a bag or "Cedar Shavings." I was pretty sure that cedar is toxic to birds so before I used it I wanted to ask you guys. [​IMG]

    You're right cedar shavings are toxic to birds. It's bad for their respiratory system, so steer clear of cedar shavings for your chickens.​
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I was pretty sure it was! Thanks for confirming! [​IMG]
    Can I use it for rabbits or other small rodents? ( Not that I have any! [​IMG] )
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Nope. It's been linked to liver failure in rabbits. Mulch for your garden? I bet it will make your compost smell sweet.
     
  5. cracked_egg

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    U can use it for your horses! Won't hurt them a bit. I use it with mine (or the dogs) every chance I get! Next load will go in the isle/arena because it keeps the barn smelling nicer longer. Anyway, with all the critters you have listed I'm sure you can find a use for it. (I put the pup in a stall if I have to be gone for long periods of time so there is a bale of cedar in his stall, but I usually get it by the truck load in amish country...)
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Okay thanks for the advice!
    We'll probably put it in the garden since we don't keep our horses in stables! [​IMG] Our horses run loose on the ranch. [​IMG] I'm Free [​IMG]
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I've heard it was good for dog beds, keeps fleas down. Not sure if it's true or not because I haven't tried it. Not good for chicks though.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Humm ...
     
  9. toto65

    toto65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cedar in dog beds for flea control. There is a sandpit practically in my backyard so I am constantly battling sand fleas. A few small cedar twigs crushed up or cedar shavings tucked in between the cover and stuffing in a dog bed really helps, works for cats too. In cases where I have run out of cedar, I have snitched husbands cedar hunting cover scent made from oil of cedar. works and the dogs smell great too. also works for cats.
     
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A very experienced poultry keeping friend of ours (with more than 20 years of experience) uses a handful of cedar shavings in his nestboxes under the pine shavings to help deter mites. Not more than that, though.
     

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