Ceder for Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clemson11, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    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
     
  3. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot for your advice. [​IMG] 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.
     
  4. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    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)
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    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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  6. Chauntecleer's Keeper

    Chauntecleer's Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your coop will be fine, and should last a good long time. Enjoy your chickens.
     

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