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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by forestrymom, Jun 12, 2011.
I know you shouldn't use cedar shavings, but what about a coop with cedar siding?
Siding is fine
Cedar siding will have no ill effects on the chickens and will look VERY nice.
Post pics when done!
This is good to know, I suppose I didn't realize cedar chips were bad. I got pine because that was what the feed store was using in their chick displays but thought cedar would be good because it is a natural bug repelent and smells nice. Glad I asked them and got what they were using. I've been looking for some used cedar fence slats to use as siding on the outside of my chicken room. The stuff you learn here while killing time has been invaluable!!
Cedar fencing is what I used on the exterior of my coop. You can seal it if you want, but I prefer to have it age to
that pretty old gray, which is what you would get right off if you can find some used fencing. Cheaper too, but even
new the 6" x 8' boards only cost around $2 at HD. I have had no problems with chicken health whatsoever.
Always have used the pine shavings for bedding, which is what we were using on the farm sixty years ago.