Can I use my neighbors old tree trunk shavings/mulch in my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Leahwog, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Leahwog

    Leahwog New Egg

    Apr 27, 2011
    My neighbor just recently dug out an old stump from their yard and my husband brought home like 8 garbage bags full of the mulch thinking I could use it in the coop. My concern is that the tree had been diseased which is why it was cut down to begin with. Am I being overly cautious? Any thoughts?
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Mcminnville, Oregon
    I have used shavings from a construction site before, cant be to much different. [​IMG] unless it is moldy
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't think tree diseases will effect the chickens.
    Maybe the only tree I might avoid is cedar, but an old stump, doubt it's a problem.

  4. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You didn't mention what type of tree it is. That makes a big difference... oak or pine, sure. Some tree shavings (black walnut for example) are very toxic.

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