Cypress shavings in deep litter?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Victoria-nola, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Victoria-nola

    Victoria-nola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not been able to find a definitive answer: Are cypress shavings safe for chickens? I have free access to cypress shavings from a shutter-shop here in town. Is it better to just get the pine shavings in the bales?

    First time with chickens, have Ameracaunas (Easter Eggers), 4 at 7 weeks old, 4 at 1 week old.
     
  2. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't see why not.
    Most tree species should be fine. Walnut might need more investigating...but it's expensive so you wouldn't really see it availible.
     
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check google because the smell is so strong it might bother them. It dose for gunie pigs, small warm blooded creatures.
     
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who Dat! In Slidell, we are neighbors. Good question! Have read read here that Cedar is not good for the birds respiratory systmem. Never heard anything about cypress. I would think....No problem. I kinda wanna belive some of our Louisiana ancestors put Cypress shavings in their coops a long time ago and the chickens did fine and some really good Jambalaya was made from their meat. Just my opinon.
    Erik
     

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