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

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    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

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    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.

    Imp
     
  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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