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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

    Mar 31, 2007
    Gallatin, Missouri
    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

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    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

    Apr 2, 2007
    i use wood shavings... untreated of course.. i wouldnt use sawdust...all the dust particles gets into thier lungs.

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