Ceder for Coop?

clemson11

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 27, 2008
68
2
39
UT
I built my small 3ft/4ft copp out of ceder. And I just read that ceder can make chickens sick, is this true? I use pine shavings as the inside bedding.
Any thoughts on this would be great. Thanks
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
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Ontario, Canada
Cedar shavings and cedar lumber are two different things. Unless it reeks like a cedar closet in there when you stick your head in, I wouldn't worry at all.

Have fun,

Pat
 

clemson11

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 27, 2008
68
2
39
UT
Thanks a lot for your advice.
I had just put all this hard work into this new coop and then came across the info about cedar. I am so glad I don't have to start over.
 

98 gt

a man of many... chickens
11 Years
Jan 14, 2009
627
1
141
Marshville NC
my coop is made of cedar as well... I cut it all out ofmy own woods, and now it is planked with cedar as well (but not in this pic)
 

Kansaseq

Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
3,723
31
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NE Kansas
I think as long as there is plenty of ventilation, cedar is fine. I actually use cedar shavings on occasion in my henhouse. The key is plenty of ventilation.
 
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