Chicken coop bedding and flooring

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  1. mwoodson

    mwoodson New Egg

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    I am new to raising chickens at least on my own. We had a few growing up but I never knew the particulars. I am looking into purchasing Rhode Island Reds. I live in South Texas so the days get hot. We are in the process of creating our chicken coop. We are turning an old hog pin into the coop. The chickens will stay in there almost all the time. When we can we might let them roam in the backyard. My husband runs his own woodworking business. We work with a lot of pecan and mesquite wood. I have access to kiln dried shavings of this. Is it ok to use in my coop for bedding and some on the floor?
    Thanks in advance!\
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm sorry to say but I have never researched pecan or mesquite wood for bedding. So I would look into it. I know that cedar is toxic and pine is best used in coops.

    Good luck with the coop and your future flock!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] x2 on the Coop and Run section. You should be able to get good advice there. Enjoy the site!
     
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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hopr you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm not sure whether those woods can be safely used, so I would definitely post in the Coops section. I hope you can find the answers you're looking for![​IMG]
     
  9. jessarndt

    jessarndt Out Of The Brooder

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    This was very informative, I had the same question. Thank you guys
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!! I'm so glad you joined the flock!! [​IMG]

    If you have any questions feel free to PM me!!

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