Chicks and cedar

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2boxers, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did I imagine it or did I read that cedar is not a good choice of bedding for chicks?
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Cedar has volital gases that can cause resp problems. Esp in brooders. Jean
     
  3. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I didn't think I dreamed it.
     
  4. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    You might want to do a search on here for "cedar shavings". There was a long and lengthy discussion on the topic about 2-3 months ago.

    Personally, I've used cedar with pine shavings in about a 80/20 mix (80% pine, 20% cedar) with all my birds including chicks and never had a problem.

    God Bless,
     

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