I am a new chicken owner. We got our chicks in September (6 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Easter Eggers) and they have done very well with no issues. We built our own coop using bathboard for the walls, ceiling and flooring so that it can easily be sprayed out if necessary. Also good because the runnier poops don't stick as badly to it and they are easy to get unstuck.
But I digress. We use compressed pine shavings for the floor of the coop and straw in the newly completed next boxes (hopefully eggs soon!) However, ever since we moved them to their new home there is a white powdery "dust" that coats everything. It happened to stuff in the garage when they were in there and I thought it was just from the pine shavings getting stirred up all the time but my husband is concerned it is something else and wanted me to find out more.
I have been unable to find anything on the net or on these forums about it so thought I would start a thread to pick all your wonderful brains and experience!