Deep litter question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by animalover, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. animalover

    animalover Chirping

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    Where do you get the pine shavings? The pet stores have Aspen litter - is that similar?
     

  2. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Songster

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    Aspen has a strong scent. I get my pine shavings at the farm supply store.
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    you can get it from farm store, or at walmart maybe kmart
    laura
     
  4. @~rosecityfarmgirl~@

    @[email protected] Chirping

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    Same! Look up feed warehouses in your area, farm supplies, and bulk pet suppliers [​IMG]
     
  5. animalover

    animalover Chirping

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    Thanks. I'll check Agway or Tractor Supply.
     
  6. dee88

    dee88 Chirping

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    I get mine @ Case Tractor Supply for 3.99 a bag.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    Aspen is fine to use. It's cedar that's a problem, because of the volatile oils in it. Most places that carry chicken feed also carry the large bales of pine.
     

  8. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chirping

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    I was just at Theisen's today. They sell really big brick bags of it for about $6.00 I think (my memory is not working with me tonight) Farm & Fleet's would be good to check as would any farm store. Our Tractor Supply seems to be higher than the other farm type stores.
     
  9. TheBarnSwallow

    TheBarnSwallow [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Lit

    I know alot of people could give reasons not to use hay.. but we have been using hay and add to the coop every 2 weeks or often as needed and we clean out our coop from the DLM every 6 months and can you say happy garden mulch.. ha ha

    I was always afraid to use the pine for the scent being to strong for my kids noses and what not but I believe you can find them at a Local Atwoods if you have those stores where you are located.. sometimes walmart carries them but in the small bales near the small pet section... not sure of pricing
     

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