Chain saw shavings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrcman, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Wondered if anyone else uses chain saw shavings for bedding in there coops for the hens. For years I've avoided using these shavings because I was concerned with the minute amount of oil contamination from the bar oiler. Any thoughts??

    Tony
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used hay in the nest boxes & pine shavings but never used chainsaw shavings seems to me it would be to fine & a big mess.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've used them a lot! In the fall, when we're putting our wood up for the winter, I wind up with cans and cans of them. I store them somewhere dry until I need them. I'm not letting all that great wood go to waste. And the really fine stuff from the table saw or radial arm saw is saved for the brooder.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I use them as well. A friend of mine dumps his tree job chips in our yard when he has them. I use them in the coop when they're nice and dry. If they get rained on, I spread them around the run to help soak up any mud and poo that's there.
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm inclined to agree, Tony. The oil contamination would worry me. [​IMG]
     

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