Bedding... Pine vs. Aspen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickiee, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Chickiee

    Chickiee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any preferences as to the type of bedding? I heard don't use Cedar. I also heard that some Pine has dust, but then some doesn't. So, I guess I'm leaning towards Aspen...
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I use pine and they don't have any dust.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I use pine. I'm sure people out west have aspen available.
    Eastern Red Cedar is aromatic and should be avoided.
    People do use aspen but sometimes hardwoods can acquire a harmful fungus.
     
  4. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about Aspen, but I use the big flake pine shavings and don't have any problems with dust.
     
  5. Chickiee

    Chickiee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great! Thanks everyone! As long as Pine is working without dust problems, then maybe I'll try that.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    IMHO the dust doesn't come from the bedding, it comes from the chickens.
     

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