Cedarcide: safe to use?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kareninthesun, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    I am a big fan of Cedarcide, but haven't used it since putting up the coop and getting chicks. Stopped using it about four months ago after hearing that Cedar oil isn't safe for chicks. I tried checking out all the info on Cedarcide's site, but haven't found anything related to safey regarding chickens. I've used it both inside and outside the house, we use it as a spray on us and the dogs during flea season, and have used it effectively in place of Deet when I went on a medical missionary trip to Peru. But want to make sure that the chickies are protected and safe.
  2. lovenati

    lovenati Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2015
    Heath, Ohio
    no one ever commented??? I'm curious as well.
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2014
    All I know is that you aren't supposed to use cedar shavings as bedding, which is why everyone uses pine shavings instead. If they shouldn't even walk in dry cedar shavings, I wouldn't want any spray to contact their bodies for sure. Spraying the walls of he coop or under the bedding may be fine, but I'd say definitely don't spray birds with it.

    EDIT: I thought it was oil on the skin that was bad, but apparently it is breathing the fumes, so putting it on the walls of the coop is probably not wise.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015

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