cost of wood shavings?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nutcase, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the cost of wood (eg pine) shavings? I am in Australia.
     
  2. Familyochickens

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    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.
     
  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try your local sawmill- can be quite cheap
     
  4. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
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  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Familyochickens

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  8. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not many pine plantations in NT - shavings may be expensive, that's why I suggest rice hulls or maybe sugar cane mulch.
     
  9. Nutcase

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    Would those work in a humid climate? Any ideas on the cost?
     
  10. Nutcase

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    And, would they be available in my area?
     

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