Opinions regarding cedar bedding for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oregonkat, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my new chicks in cedar bedding but have since read that the cedar can upset their lungs and cause problems with breathing later on. The person at our grange where the chicks came from said she has had no problems and I have historically raised my chicks in cedar with no problems (so far...). Is pine bedding better? Any opinions? Thanks.
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is the oil and the oily dusty that makes cedar smell so good that makes it a less desirable option. Really no animals should be raised in cedar, I had it kill my pet rat when I was a teenager and that is when I found out about it!
     
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  3. I'd never use it for my chickens, but it is what my dogs sleep in.
     
  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alrighty then.... off to the store for some pine. Thank you for your input.
     

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