HELP!!I'VE BEEN USING CEDAR SHAVINGS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sandbox330, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Sandbox330

    Sandbox330 Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  2. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm certain its a long term thing. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just change it as soon as you can.
    It was probably not long enough to hurt them and they should be fine.
     
  4. shy

    shy Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  5. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a cute avatar Flowerpot... how did you get that chick to wear a jacket? [​IMG]
     
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    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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