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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nutcase, Jan 7, 2013.
Does anyone know the cost of wood (eg pine) shavings? I am in Australia.
i pay 4 to 5 bucks for a big cube,,,not sure the square feet of that, but its big, and I am in the U.S.
Try your local sawmill- can be quite cheap
Produce stores in Oz sell big cubes of ricehulls for about $30
Should be even cheaper in "Narnia" as you are closer to the growers.
I'm in the Northern Territory and was thinking of getting wood shavings for my coop litter. What do you think? Is there something else that would be better? I'm looking for low-cost ideas.
I really wouldn't need much of whatever I use because I have only four chickens and a reasonably small coop where they spend the night. Right now the floor is bare earth and it's not working so well.
I use the deep litter method, i have six chickens, and it works great,
Not many pine plantations in NT - shavings may be expensive, that's why I suggest rice hulls or maybe sugar cane mulch.
Would those work in a humid climate? Any ideas on the cost?
And, would they be available in my area?