Cedar shavings covered in chicken poo

Are wood shavings covered in chicken poo good for mixing in my soil for gardening?


  • Total voters
    2

Danielle85

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2017
28
8
24
Warsaw, In
I have wood shavings that are covered in chicken poo and I want to know is it safe to mix them in dirt for my garden
 
Last edited:
Oct 12, 2017
938
2,659
242
Indiana
Get that cedar outa there ASAP! It is toxic to chickens!!! REMOVE IT! AND FAST!!! Replace it with some pine wood shavings... PLEASE GET IT OUT OF THERE! Also, sorry not to answer your question, for I don't know anything about it...
 

Danielle85

In the Brooder
Jun 5, 2017
28
8
24
Warsaw, In
I was wrong this is what I have.
Get that cedar outa there ASAP! It is toxic to chickens!!! REMOVE IT! AND FAST!!! Replace it with some pine wood shavings... PLEASE GET IT OUT OF THERE! Also, sorry not to answer your question, for I don't know anything about it...
 

Attachments

  • 20180305_091925.png
    20180305_091925.png
    834.5 KB · Views: 18

Folly's place

Enabler
11 Years
Sep 13, 2011
25,694
47,200
1,196
southern Michigan
Composting it is best, but a thin layer out there around trees and shrubs should be fine.
Cedar shavings are NOT good as animal bedding, for birds or rodents. Use pine shavings instead.
Mary
 

21hens-incharge

Moderator
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Mar 9, 2014
28,782
118,018
1,742
Northern Colorado
I till or turn some into my garden in the fall. In spring I only add composted materials.

I have spread a thin layer around ornamental trees in the spring with no I'll effects.
I did notice that weeds were less active in those areas so manure burn is serious stuff.
 

lazy gardener

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Nov 7, 2012
27,615
27,181
917
CENTRAL MAINE zone 4B
Wood shavings take a very long time to break down, even if they have chicken poo in them. I would use them on top of the soil, but not churn them into the soil. What is the condition of your chicken run? If it's bare soil, I'd put those shavings in the run. If your run is already covered with deep litter, I'd STILL put them in the run. If that's not an option, then I'd use them for mulch ON TOP OF your soil, perhaps lining your garden paths with cardboard, then putting the chips on top of the cardboard. If that's not a pleasing idea to you, I'd compost them.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom