cypress mulch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grama bailey, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. grama bailey

    grama bailey Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2014
    can i use cypress mulch that i have for my turtle for baby chicks
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Don't use anything that is aromatic like cedar. Smell them- see if they are aromatic. Chickens can't handle volatile aromatic compounds very well. Sorry I do have cypress wood that I burn in the woodstove sometimes but don't really know if the wood chips would be too strong.

    Pine is fine, etc.

    Pine chips just smell fresh. Cedar chips smell kind of overpowering.

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