Are wood chips bad for chickens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SuperLuke, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chirping

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    Are wood chips bad for chickens? Does it give them splinters
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    No the birds won't get splinters. Are you using them in the run or coop? Wood chips are not very poop absorbent and once they get wet, they stay wet, breeding disease and parasites. So they really aren't great for bedding or litter for your run.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG]Luke, haven't seen you on here in a few days.
     
  4. SuperLuke

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    No
    nice to see you to [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperLuke

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    I mean nice to see you to *
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

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  7. Wyandottes7

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