I just bought a new bag of pine shavings for my coop, and hauled it from the trunk of my car to the downstairs backyard, where the coop is. I'm 8 months pregnant, and believe me, this took every bit of effort that I had! When I ripped the bag open, the pine was damp/ wet-ish, and a lot of it had this grey stuff on it, looked like mold or rot. I'm assuming that it's not safe to use this for the chickens, right? Everything I've read implies that dry, clean bedding is the way to go. Now I've got to wait until my DH gets home in a few days (he's out of town) so that he can carry the s*** back up the hill, so that I can return it to Southern States and give them a piece of my mind. ARGHHH. Oh, and because I'd already cleared out the old bedding and put it on the compost, there's none in the coop right now.