We've had 8 trees culled from our forest and a bunch of limbing done. We had what wasn't pole and firewood chipped here on site. There is ALOT of it! Most of the chips are cedar. I've just heard that Cedar can poison Chickens. Can anyone confirm or deny this. I've also got a big pile of some juniper like trees which need chippin. Would those chips be ok as litter? How about the Walnut? And how does dry grass work in place of straw for the hen yard ~ not for bedding or laying boxes? I'll use some straw and pine chips but want to harvast all that I can from this land first. There are areas of the land I'd let the grass grow a couple feet tall then hack it down and leave it lay to dry for a week or more. I know if I'm using it for bedding and such I have to cure the grass for a while and be careful in the storage of it. But I just want to lay the stuff down in the chicken coop yard to cut down on the hay use a little. Will mold still be a problem with twice a month cleanings/replacement?