HELP!!I'VE BEEN USING CEDAR SHAVINGS

Sandbox330

Chirping
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
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I am clearly new to raising chicks and while I have read web/books/mags before buying the chicks, nowhere did it say not to use cedar shavings!!! So, we've had the chicks since last FRi. night and I've put down a thin layer of cedar shavings over newspaper (changed it once). I will run out to get pine shavings tonight (I'm at work now AHHH), but does anyone think my chicks will have short term/long term problems from the cedar?? They don't show any respiratory problems. What kind of signs/symptoms would I see??
Thanks
 
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shy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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I know. I feel the same way. The people at the feed store had those right next to the chicks along with pine.It was like, What is your choice? So I figured cedar would be nicer since I can reuse as mulch. Thankfully I read that on an earlier post and changed to pine.
 

coffeemama

Barista Queen
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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Oregono
I used cedar with chicks for many years before I knew better-nothing bad ever happened to them. Your babies should be just fine.
 

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