Using cedar shavings for bedding.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sdetwiler333, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. sdetwiler333

    sdetwiler333 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard of using cedar shavings for bedding, but have gotten differing opinions. So is this a good idea? Seems like it would be, but want to be sure
     
  2. elizabet253

    elizabet253 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard/read that cedar is something used for chickens because the aroma of it is too strong for them and can cause respiratory issues which can result in death.
     
  3. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's all kinds of information out there saying that you should *not* use cedar shavings. Maybe it's all old wives' tales but I figure with the decent price and availability of pine shavings, why take a chance?
     
  4. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sdetwiler333

    sdetwiler333 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. I prefer not to take any chances either.
     

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