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Can I use fresh sawdust for litter in my chicken house?

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We have a sawmill down the road where I can get LOTS of sawdust.  I seem to remember something about fresh oak sawdust not being good for litter.  Any ideas?

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Its not a good idea to use sawdust because of the dust. It makes it hard to breathe. Shavings make a good litter. Some people use dirt.

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post #3 of 3

i use wood shavings... untreated of course.. i wouldnt use sawdust...all the  dust particles gets into thier lungs.

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