Bedding question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ste, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Ste

    Ste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a bale of shavings and they told me that they are pine shavings. Do the pine shavings in the bale look and smell different than the ones that you buy in the smaller packages? I don't want to put this in with my chicks if it's cedar and the bag just says wood shavings - Help
     
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are the shavings and can you take a picture of the bale..Most pine bedding has different shavings in them. Mine have always been a dull yellow it is really hard to describe. almost a straw color.


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  3. Ste

    Ste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this has reddish colored pieces in it and smells strong. It''s dark right now so I can't take a picture
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'll bet what they sold you is a generic pet bedding. It's a mixture of pine/cedar shavings. Some pieces will be yellow, others reddish brown. It will have a strong smell, from the cedar.
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    ah, it says on that site that it's a blend of FIR and pine. I know everyone here says pine is fine. So I guess the reddish pieces would be fir.
     
  7. Ste

    Ste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I wonder if fir is ok for them?
     

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