America's Choice Natural Animal Bedding - Safe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cygnis, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Cygnis

    Cygnis Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some bedding - America's Choice Natural Animal Bedding (http://i56.tinypic.com/jhxbgh.jpg) and I was wondering if 1) it is safe for chicks and 2) if anyone else uses it and whether they'd recommend it or whether you'd recommend something else.

    The guy at the store said it was pine but the box I ordered online actually says "PINE" on it and the America's Choice bag does not. As usual, being a worrywart.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've not used this brand as I live in UK. However, I did use something very similar. The main thing is that the dust has been removed. My chicks pecked at it, but didn't seem to eat it in great quantities. They're now grown-up healthy chickens, so it would seem it didn't do them any harm.

    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/
     
  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will probably be all right. Just make sure it does not contain cedar shavings as the cedar odor can be harmful. I use pine shavings which are sold just about everywhere. Here is the website for America's Choice:

    http://www.awf.com/ag_bedding.htm

    but it does not give any particulars on the product.
     
  4. Cygnis

    Cygnis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully it's fine because the babies pooped up their old bedding and I had to change it.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same brand I use, but large shaving, get it from the local feed store & that is what they use with their chicks.
    Had to pick some up today, ran out yesterday, and was at the feed store on Mon. for chick start.[​IMG]
     

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