First, I am a newbie with lots of questions. I have read that cedar is toxic to chickens and not to use in coops or nesting areas. However I have lots of cedar fencing and cedar boards on my barn and coop area. Do I need to keep the chickens who are free ranging aways from this area. If they have plenty to eat do they choose to eat the cedar anyway. I have 6 black astralorps hens and 3 roosters but am looking at adding more different types. I just wanted to make sure I didn't have to quit before I began.