cedar shavings

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by acl68025, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. acl68025

    acl68025 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are cedar shavings safe to use as bedding in coops? I can't use them to deep bed my equine, but would like to use them in my coop. I think the smell and natural insect control would be worth the extra cost
     
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  2. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. The fumes from cedar can have a toxic affect on chickens. Other wood shavings work well as does good old straw.
     
  3. acl68025

    acl68025 Out Of The Brooder

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    Crud! I was hoping that wouldn't be the case
     
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  4. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, there are some that claim otherwise.

    Like HERE.

    And your chickens will be the best darn insect eaters, so no worries there.

    I agree - I have been using it in my dog beds and I had two vets that told me that studies have shown that dogs don't like the smell of cedar!!! BUMMER!
     
  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use pine shavings...
     
  6. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put down PDZ, used in horse stalls. A lot of people use it in their coops & on the poop boards. I plan on buying a big bag & use in the poop board & sprinkle it in my coop on top of my pine shavings. (I have horses, too[​IMG])
     
  7. comet89

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    Can i use rubber wood shavings?
     
  8. comet89

    comet89 New Egg

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    I work at a furniture factpry and i think th wood comes from china. Thanks
     

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