cedar shingles for the coop-is this bad??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by capebird, May 15, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read a few things about how cedar is not good
    for chickens / their respiratory system. I'm currently
    shingling my new coop.... with cedar shingles... and all
    of sudden it dawned on me... is this a problem??
    The coop is outside (obviously)...so the chickens are not
    really in contact with the shingles... but wondering if this is
    a problem. thanks for the help.
     
  2. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    I am doing the same thing..they smell nice don't they? But I don't think that they would do any harm being on the roof and all. Plus there is a layer of tar paper between them (chickens) and the cedar. I could be wrong of course but cant see how any fumes could go downwards to affect them JMO
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Nope, utterly fine, will not harm them at all, no way no how [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:Thanks Pat!
     

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