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Bird Lady

In the Brooder
7 Years
Feb 12, 2012
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Can chainsaw shavings be used from Redwood and other trees??????
I have a bunch from cutting up firewood
I currently use shavings designed for horse stalls, but not sure on other types
thank you for any input, I have an asst flock of 11 hens. They are our "babies" and would hate to harm them in any way
Bird Lady
 

loveourbirds

Songster
6 Years
Mar 27, 2013
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waverly ohio
cedar is toxic to chickens, also the dust from cherry wood, and walnut may be toxic.
I also avoid fresh pine because of the sap. dried pine like you buy in a store is great however.
oak shavings may stain chicks.
 

chfite

Songster
8 Years
Jun 7, 2011
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As I recall, it is the cedar dust that is a problem for chickens, not the wood itself. I think that the plan with wood shavings is to provide a soft, absorbent environment. If the chainsaw cuttings are dry, they might work.

The pine shavings that I buy are dry in the package. If you had enough chainsaw cuttings to dry, it would be worth a try.

Chris
 

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