1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know cedar shavings are a no no for the bedding. But can I use it for parts of the coop, and brooder?

    I have quite a bit of cedar planks, and boards. I was thinking of using them for the sides of the brooder and for building the run.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I think someone said fine to use them as poles for the run but I am not 100% sure
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The problem is the toxic fumes from cedar will cause respiratory problems in chickens, I wouldn't use it for brooders or coops.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I personally wouldn't use it for the sides of a brooder - those are young chicks in a pretty warm place, and that will get them close to the smell and the heat might make it worse.....
    Better to be safe than sorry.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    rooster wouldn't the poles be good for fencing the run since its out in the open air?
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I don't think it would be a problem as fence posts in the open air.
     
  8. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone pine is cheap enough. Better safe than sorry.

    Didnt realize it was fumes, I thought it was because the chicks will try and eat the shavings.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

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    I believe it has something to do with the dust and oil of the cedar chips. it will clog up the nostils
     
  10. rooster-red

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    Quote:The natural oils are toxic
     

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