Cedar and Chickens

Question:

A portable chicken coop builder and chicken farm owner recently told me that Cedar Shavings were toxic to chickens. He pulled it up from the US poultry website so I could read the information, which was limited.  Do you know if its true? I thought EcoTreat Outdoor Pest Control and Exodust Cedar Granules were safe for use on and around chickens?

Answer:

To my knowledge, that is only Western Red Cedar, which is even toxic to humans.  We get that questions all the time from people who think that all cedar is alike.  All Cedar is not alike. All Wondercide products are made with Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana) and it is perfectly safe for chickens. EcoTreat and Exodust Cedar Granules are included.

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