I know this may sound dumb, but Is it Ok to side a coop with cedar? Is there something about cedar that would be bad for the chicks/chickens?
Thank you all for the information. The reason I asked is because we are looking for some affordable siding to fix up the 70 some odd year old coop and a friend of mine suggested going to the sawmill where they have pieces of rough cut cedar that her dad got for cheap to side an outbuilding. (I don't think his building was a chicken coop, though.) Maybe the mill would have others of scrap?JudyLandauer said:I know this may sound dumb, but Is it Ok to side a coop with cedar? Is there something about cedar that would be bad for the chicks/chickens?
The existing siding is made of 2 x 8's that are so dry they have a half inch gap between them. Good ventilation in August, but not a practical look in December. The hens would be able to peck between the slats if they want to, but would that exposure be enough to worry about? If there is a cheaper siding alternative to the cedar, this may not be a problem.dandmtritt said:Your local sawmill will have just about any of your local native type of trees there. Will the cedar siding be accessible from the inside, or is there interior walls that separate the siding from the inside?
Probably....like feeding Chocolate to a Dog. When I was a boy, my Boxer ate 2 or 3 Hershey's Chocolate "kisses" almost every day of his 12-year life ( a long-life for a Boxer ).I would think it would fine as siding ...(And) I have used cedar shavings in our nest boxes from day one. (We didn't have the net/forums to tell us not to back then. )