I bought a little a frame hutch from Ware manufacturing. I opened the box and was floored by cedar smell. Uh oh. Called them up and they said it is made out of fir and the sealer is non-toxic. I assume the cedar smell is the sealer attempting to make the wood seem like a higher quality. I scrubbed and soaped it up, hosed it off and it's in the sun. Can still smell it though Should I be afraid to put my chicks in it? I have a few little chicks I was hoping to put in there until they are big enough to go with the big girls.