Cheap pine shavings

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MontanaMomma, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI: I found a good deal on pine shavings- a big compacted bag for $8 at Kmart. I know a lot of you probably get them for free but I don't have a source that I trust. ):
     
  2. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good deal, i have access to free sawdust at 2 mills near my house. but i dont know if im going to use it
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Wouldn't Sawdust be very dusty? How many cubic feet are in the bag of shavings for $8?

    Nate
     
  4. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.kmart.com/petspick-soft-pine-bedding/p-9990000044101911P

    It's this stuff. It's packed down to 2 cubic feet but says it expands to 4 cubic feet. I've tried sawdust and it seemed to hold moisture longer than the shavings. I've also used shavings from a local wood working shop but they were pokey and made my eyes burn ): Not sure why. I've been really happy with these pine shavings- they help keep the coop dry, smell good and a little dusty when I dump them out, but not afterwards.
     
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    At my local feed mill a compressed 8 cubic feet bag or pine shavings is $5. Check out a farm store to see if they have a better price.

    Nate
     
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  6. foothillsfiber

    foothillsfiber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orscheln had it on sale for $5.00. I could be wrong but I thought it was 10 cubic feet.
     
  7. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have much of a feed store here and it's all we got ):
     
  8. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure the birds would like that! I don't know about you but when I clicked the link, I got PEOPLE beds, [​IMG]

    There was a message that the product was no longer available.

    I found this though:
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/pet-supp...5&sLevel=1|2&sLevel=0&redirectType=SKIP_LEVEL

    Can't tell much from the picture but it looks like paper fluff or something. And I'm dubious about the "odor control" claim. If that means fragrances to mask odors, it isn't coming within a mile of our house.

    Bruce
     

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