Just a question my hubby wanted me to ask would cedar shaving be bad for them?This year I used pine shavings for the chicks, poults, goslings, and ducklings. Last year I use sand. For chicks the sand worked awesome. For the ducks and geese I have yet to find a bedding material that works real good. The pine shavings did just fine for the poults.
Cedar shavings are toxic to chicks and WILL kill them.Just a question my hubby wanted me to ask would cedar shaving be bad for them?
I hope can fine a huge bag of pine shavings, as here we live in a very small town an it's hard to find certain things.
Txs for the help.
Thanks for the help an letting us know about the Cedar shaving been really bad. We're looking into more stuff right now and making our metal building in a hug chicken coop..Cedar shavings are toxic to chicks and WILL kill them.
As for the shaving, I buy mine from Tractor supply 30 miles from me. I live in the woods outside of a town of only 900 so yeah I understand the small town dilema lol
When I have hens sitting on eggs I wait about 2 weeks or so to check them for any development at all. I used to hatch lots of little chicks n all a few years back but got really busy so stopped doing so an the candler did have died so never purchase another one until not long ago.I'm pretty sure eggs take 21 days to hatch. 2 weeks isn't enough time for them.