We'll be cutting down a couple of trees at our new house and one of them is a pine. Seems a waste to just dispose of those branches when we're pauing $5/bag for pine shavings! Has anyone used "homemade" chips? If so, how do you dry them out and keep them dry enough for chicken bedding? I suppose we could also just chip them and use them for path mulch in the new garden if they're too damp for chicken bedding.