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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by janean, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. janean

    janean Chirping

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    It has been 30 years since I have had the pleasure of keeping chickens. Now that I am on an off grid permaculture homestead I want to have chickens again! We have an outbuilding we want to convert into a chicken coop. There is a very large cedar tree next to it. Is that going to be a problem for the chickens? any toxicity issues etc? I am hoping it will create some much needed shade in the hot summer. Thanks... I am so excited!!!
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern michigan :D

    I have cedar trees around my chicken coop and they do not cause any problems
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    The tree should be no problem, it should actually be good for the shade. We've got all manners of trees around the coop, and the chickens don't pay much attention to any of them.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from NY State! [​IMG]

    The cedar tree is fine. The problem with cedar and chicks is when you use cedar chips/sawdust as bedding. Cedar has a toxic odor to chicks, I think.
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  8. janean

    janean Chirping

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    Ahhhh thank you... I shall keep that in mind for the chicks. May have to research it a bit.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
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