coop question...urgent!!!

chickie_momma

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
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We are building our coop tommorrow and I was browsing online for some last minute ideas...

I came across a wooden playhouse-that is reasonably cheap- BUT it is made of cedar,

I know cedar is toxic if used as bedding...so I am guessing that a coop made of cedar is definately out huh????
 

Heather J

Songster
11 Years
May 29, 2008
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Someone said you could use cedar boards as skids, a little in the coop wouldn't be a big problems, but they peck at nearly everything so you would have to make sure they weren't where the birds could reach them, so I'd definitely steer away as well. Bummer.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
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Russia, NY
A cedar playhouse would be ok for a coop if allowed to "air out" for a couple weeks before using it as a coop. You also could paint the inside and that would get rid of any cedar smell.
 

Gazinga

Chook Norris
11 Years
Jul 7, 2008
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Palm Springs, California
i think you could get away with ceadr housing if you follow many precautions, ie. airing out, painting, etc...but i figure why risk it, stay away from cedar around chickens i say
 

orchidchick

Songster
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
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south florida
I seem to remember that being covered in this section before and it being OK as long as it wasn't being used for shavings. Use the "Search" function to double check though!

Orchidchick
 
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