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Sand or Pine Shavings.. which creates more dust?

post #1 of 5
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Hi!  So my flock had a bad case of IB last fall. Many survived, but symptoms reoccur with stress.  I've been using deep litter in the coop.  I turn the pine shavings every day and add in some to the top a few times a week.  I've been reading about sand lately and was wondering if that might be better for them in the coop.  I want to keep the dust to a minimum. 

 

Does anyone know if sand or pine shavings are more dusty? 

 

 

thanks!

post #2 of 5

I found the sand to be dustier than the shavings; much dustier.

post #3 of 5
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Thank you for this!  I will stick with shavings for now.  This helped make the decision. 

post #4 of 5
Have you tried the flaked shavings? I've found them to be less dusty and hold up better than regular shavings. We buy them at Tractor Supply.
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post #5 of 5
Good day
Total newbie just got my first chicks a week ago?
but when I was reading how dusty pine shavings were and I get irritated by the dust what I do is using a butterfly net with fairly small mesh I shake out the pine shavings outside prior to using in brooder, keeps dust down
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