Cedar shavings safe for goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bock, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid for the pine shavings at the feed store, but they accidentally loaded cedar shavings instead. I really need to clean out the goat house today, but I don't know if cedar is safe for them or not. I have heard it causes respiratory problems for chickens, so I usually stick with pine. Any thoughts? Thank you!
     
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cedar for my big chicken coops because they are airy and they are only in there to sleep. I only use it because I get it for free. I NEVER use it for the babies or brooders though. One of my adult goats has been sleeping in one of the chicken houses for a few nights now and she is fine.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was thinking about using it in the coop too, since they are in the tractor during the day. Maybe I will just mix some in for the goats and see if they are okay with it. From what I have been reading, it seems like it isn't a real issue for goats. Thank you!
     
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    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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