Ok so I am still having trouble locating pine shavings, been about 1.5 months with no shavings so I had to resort to Straw. every so often I add another bale on top. I never had any issues, until today, I went in to check on them after DH and I started tarping the run and found a very strong Ammonia odour coming from the coop I have great ventilations so I know its the bedding itself. 2 days ago I turned the bedding over and added another bale because I knew we were expecting a sudden temp drop and a winter storm. so I now I have to change the bedding, can't exactly it do it tonight at its quite late already, but the only thing available here or at the feed store out of town is cedar. I do not want to use cedar. Is there anything else that can be used for bedding? I use plenty of DE on the roosts, bedding etc....but I forgot to add some 2 days ago when I turned the bedding, I am just worried about how uncomfortable they must feel right now, because if I found the smell strong I can just imagine how they find it!!!!! any ideas anyone can offer me would be greatly appreciated!