Chickens arrived!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scarmody, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. scarmody

    scarmody New Egg

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    We brought home our three ladies Tuesday night. Everything (so far) is okay. It's only the second night! I have been reading about different kinds of bedding for the coop and have read that pine shavings are not good. We are currently using Tractor Supply's pine shavings as their bedding. Any thoughts?
     
  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.

    Congrats in your birds!:) Glad they are doing well.

    Ping shavings are a great bedding material. Straw and shredded paper are also good to use. (Don't use shredded paper in the nests though.)

    Never use cedar shavings as this is toxic to chickens. But pine shavings are great.

    Good luck with your flock and ad you joined!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi and welcome to BYC. I haven't heard anything bad about pine shavings. I know cedar is a no no. Let's see what others have to say about it.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't know said that pine shavings weren't good. Pine shavings are excellent bedding material. My the writer was confusing pine shavings with pine chips. I've always used pine shavings in my tunnel nests and nesting boxes. Mountain Peeps and Drumstick diva are right about shredded paper and cedar. Don't use them. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Pine shavings are an excellent bedding to use. You just want to stay away from Cedar shavings, since those can be harmful.

    Good luck with your chickens!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As stated above, nothing wrong with shavings. I use sand right now, only because shavings are hard to get around here. But they work well to keep the chickens warm, they absorb poop and moisture and work great if you use the deep litter method.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I always use wood shavings for bedding. As long as you don't use cedar shavings, shavings are fine.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry about the typos in this. It should read, "I don't know who said . . ." and "Maybe the writer was . . ." I was on my cell phone when I sent this one and the auto correct really messes with me. I much prefer doing this on my PC.
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you joined us! :frow
     

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