Hello Everyone- Looks like a real friendly group you have here. We are excited to be in on the chicken action ! We had some chickens when I was a kid, but don't remember much about their care. Wished I would have paid a bit more attention ! Now that I have my own kids, I thought they should get involved raising animals that do more than just poop in the yard. I'll be building my coop over the next month and that is actually what got me to this great site. I'd like to use cedar, but read some warnings about respiratory problems. I'd imagine that would be the case for bedding made of shavings, but can't believe walls made of cedar would be a problem? I'll do some more research.