Fine wood chip bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hens rule, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some fine wood chip bedding (pine). They are really small. I already cleaned my chicken coop already and don't have any other bedding for them. Will my chickens eat it and can I use it in my coop?
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used both the fine and flake shavings. I prefer the flaked since it seems to cause less dust but never had a problem with the chickens eating either type.
     
  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your response!
    My chickens do eat the bedding, but only the really small pieces.
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fine or flake pine shavings are fine

    Tractor Supply Company has both for purchase

    fine is more dusty than flake and is smaller in size

    but you can use it as bedding
     

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