HELP!!! HELP!!! What to do????? TOXIC CEDAR!!???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Half-a-dozen, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP!!!
    I am having a heart attack here!!! :barnieMany of you posted a reply on my coop being finished page about me having cedar shavings in the nesting boxes. You said the shavings were toxic..... I didn't get to read it till now and am NOW having a heart attack!!!!! I am going right now to get it out of the coop (nest boxes but some of course had fallen on the floor and I alread have about 6 inches of bedding 95% pine shavings the other 5 % cedar maybe (that might be a high guestimate).
    How toxic??? What does it do???? Are they going to be ok or should I be looking out for something???? [​IMG]
    What does it do to the and how toxic what happens??????
    Please write back anyone ASAP if you can I am so scared!! new to all of this and had no idea.
    I used it for the the nice cedar smell and thought it would be homie for them. I had no clue!!!
    They had not started laying eggs yet they are only 7.5 weeks old are they going to die??? Are thier eggs going to be ok and good to eat???? If we do have chicks from them will they be ok?????

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME HERE!!!!! I AM SO SCARED!!!!
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    Thank you for any help
    Cindy
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    That amount of cedar is fine. Straight cedar can be toxic to chicks and other baby fowl. If you notice your birds with respiritory distress, then remove the rest of the cedar.

    I am moving this to the appropriate forum for further comments.
     
  3. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOOHHHH thank you so much for your response- I can stop having palpatations now. [​IMG]
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I sent you a reply to your email. It tells you a little about the affects of cedar.
     

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