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  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help...can any tell me if you can use a cedar coop ? I bought a cheap kids playhouse to use as a coop, I thought it was pine but it smells like cedar and is white like pine.

    I'm new but already addicted 2comets 2blk giants 1EE and 28 more to arrive on the 11th
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cedar chips aren't good for poultry. I would think cedar could give you problems, too. But I am just not sure.
     
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if cedar siding would make much difference to adult chickens. You could always paint the inside. That would prevent any cedar offgases from getting in the coop. Use low VO paint of course [​IMG]
     
  4. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help. I know you cab't use cedar bedding, but the coop???? I would not just to be safe but that is me. Anyway, just wanted to welcome you!
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Quote:Cedar is more of a red color. It may be made of pine. I agree you can't use cedar chips/shavings for your litter, but I don't see that it would be a problem as a coop.
     
  6. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by a BYC member that exterior cedar shingles wouldn't cause a problem. This is what I was considering doing to my barn this fall.

    But cedar shavings are a big no-no.
     
  7. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the Info everyone. love.. BYC. I think I'll return it even if it's a great buy. We don't want to take any chances with our girls, well I think their girls anyway?? the whole coop is white cedar .
     

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