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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by urban chicks, Oct 14, 2013.
hi recently purchased cedar shaving and i was wondering if it is safe to use it in the chicken run?
The problem with cedar shavings is that they are stinky....so I would think not good in the coop.
The problem with putting the wood shavings in the run is that they will suck up all rain and get disgusting.
There's little point in putting any type of litter in a RUN
Cedar fumes can be to strong in a coop
I know people have used cedar shavings and say they have had no problems. I tend to avoid them because the birds might eat some as they scratch and pick around. I definitely would not use them on a regular basis, because cumulative effects of ingested and inhaled particles could be problematic. But if you're talking about one bag of cedar shavings you want to use up, it's probably okay.
i have a covered run so that won't be an issue. so will it be safe for them.
thank you guys for responding
I read that the strong cedar odor from the chips causes breathing problems with the chickens. I use kiln dried pine shavings.
my friend claims pine shavings r the BEST!
If there is enough ventilation, then the cedar chips would be OK. To test, stick yor nose up close to the chips after you spread them out.