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  1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    What is the verdict: ok to build a coop out of cedar?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would say no. Who knows, the birds may be fine as long as they don't ingest the wood, but I would err on the side of caution and build it out of some other wood.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    There are oils in cedar that are toxic to chickens, just the fumes can damage their respiratory systems.
  4. LindaN

    LindaN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2007
    What's wrong with building the supports and siding out of cedar and then cover the walls inside with something else? My hens are in a run where 2 sides are cedar fencing and they are doing fine. Although, the cedar fence has been in place for a few years so that typical cedar odor is pretty much gone.

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