80% Pine 20% Fir shavings? Are these ok?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by plantmagicmomma, May 13, 2016.

  1. plantmagicmomma

    plantmagicmomma New Egg

    May 13, 2016
    I've been using hay in my coop, but have a couple picky layers she was going to try some nice pine shavings in a couple of the nesting boxes to see if it makes my girls happy. I asked for pine, but apparently they sell a product that is and 80/20 mix of pine and fir. Is this going to be ok to use????
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I don't see a problem. The only concerns are with aromatic Eastern Red Cedar or hardwood shavings that can grow fungus.
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    i think it should be fine

    you can check your local wal-mart

    i got pine shavings from them.. used shredded paper before the switch

    with pine shavings

    - little dust
    - odor and moisture control


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