coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickabator, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    would it be alright to put saw dust in my chicken pens instead of wood chips?
     
  2. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on here that saw dust is to fine and can cause breathing problems. Most I think chose not to use it.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:What Texas said [​IMG]
     
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    I've also read they will confuse it with their food and eat it which will make them sick.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    sawdust also tends to form a sort of papier-mache/concrete type substance once it gets damp and pooey.

    Pat
     
  6. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every guide I've read so far recommends pine shavings as the ultimate choice.
     

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