1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma In the Brooder

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

    ChickenToes Songster

    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

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

    LindaN Songster

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    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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