Can I use fresh sawdust for litter in my chicken house?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OneBang, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. OneBang

    OneBang New Egg

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    We have a sawmill down the road where I can get LOTS of sawdust. I seem to remember something about fresh oak sawdust not being good for litter. Any ideas?
     
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a good idea to use sawdust because of the dust. It makes it hard to breathe. Shavings make a good litter. Some people use dirt.
     
  3. waynaria

    waynaria Out Of The Brooder

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    i use wood shavings... untreated of course.. i wouldnt use sawdust...all the dust particles gets into thier lungs.
     

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