beding for chicken house

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daveyblevins, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it good to put wood shavings in my chicken house because i have one that gets wet when it rains so i put wood shavings in it to keep it dry and i was just wanting to know what to put in my chicken houses.
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out the coops threads. there is tons of advice on this in those. I personally use pine not cedar shavings.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, daveyblevins, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Yes, in the brooder pine shavings are pretty common. TO me that gets a little spendy when it comes to the whole coop and my mature birds. I use prairie hay or wheat straw. Good luck to you!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks and i use pin shavings and sometimes just differnt typs of shavings but i use sawdust when i dont want to spend any money on shavings
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    some chickeners use Stall Dri (a horse product)
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Sawdust is not great for bedding, as it is too dusty, and usually has not been dried like shavings are. It would probably be best to fix your leaky coop, it will save you a lot in the long run as wet bedding should be replaced immediately.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Wood chips, straw, pelleted pine, ground corn cobs - all have advantages and disadvantages. Use what is most available and most reasonable in price.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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