Question about coop floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tink, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that cedar shavings are not good for babies....but is it okay for big girls? Cedar is so much easier to find than pine. Is it not healthy for them??????
    Thanks
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Cedar is pretty bad for about any animal. The oils and fumes it emits can be toxic for many small animals, including chickens. I'd avoid it.

    Is there a farm supply near you? They sell the pine shavings in huge bundles for around $6. I just bought two bags at tractor supply and the bill was less than $15.

    Susan
     
  3. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks....I tried to look back in the history and couldn't find a reason. I will check TS again...last time they only had cedar.
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