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Litter for the Chicks in brooder? Can I use Cedar

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jazzpurr, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    This is day 3 for the chicks and they are looking bored and some squabbles have broken out,

    Can I put little in the brooder? They are pecking and digging holes in the paper towels.

    Can I use cedar? I have some left from another project. If not I will go get some pine right now.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    NO Cedar! It is bad for the chicks. Better head out and get the pine.
     
  3. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is just the aromatic cedar toxic to chicks or any kind of cedar?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    There are natural oils in cedar that are toxic to chickens.
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Any.
     
  6. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    From what I have read cedar is bad because of the fumes. I have pine shavings in my brooder and they like to scratch around in it, looking for bits of food that fell.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Please use pine shavings. Cedar will irratate the nostrils and cause death.
     
  8. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a note.. Cedar is bad for all small animals.
     
  9. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some pine shavings down and then put some straw in a cardboard box, which they seem to like [​IMG]
     
  10. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ALL..

    I got the pine..and they love it.
    The kicking and scratching is a riot. I love the little feet
    going like crazy.
     

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