Four hours, three stores, two counties

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    That's what we've been doing today, looking for pine shavings. Everybody's sold out! My coop is so nasty and turning the shavings and adding DE only goes so far.
    Where have all the pine shavings gone???? [​IMG]
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    Umm...I bought 5 bags this week [​IMG]
     
  3. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    co-op?
     
  4. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get mine straight from a wood working factory. He is happy for me to take it away for free.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Co-op is closed on Sunday, not that it matters. Our co-op doesn't sell shavings.
    No wood working factories around here.
    Atwoods said they may have some next week. Asked the manager at walmart for some. He said "sure" and went into their stock room. Came back with a tiny little bale like you'd buy for a hamster cage. He probably doesn't know why I walked away laughing. [​IMG]
     
  6. VTGIRL

    VTGIRL Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. thank goodness my father in law has a sawmill [​IMG]
     
  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I went to the feed store on Sat. and they said they were sold out of the shavings I purchase ( very large pcs.) said the mill was closed for a few weeks???? Had to purchase what I call saw-dust!! I cleaned out the coop and added DE and the new stuff but am not happy with it.. I will get some good shavings and add it in as soon as possible...
     
  8. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I buy large bales of Aspen shavings at TSC. Never had a problem getting it. Petsmart also carries the large bales at a slightly higher price, and so do some of the smaller pet shops (at an even higher price). Walmart doesn't carry the aspen shavings here.

    I quit using pine after reading here that the aromatic oils it gives off can cause respiratory problems in chickens. I use the recycled paper bedding in the nest boxes. It's soft and they don't eat it.

    Just my humble opinion.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I've used pine for a year and a half now with absolutely no respiratory problems. It's my understanding that you only want to avoid cedar? [​IMG]
     
  10. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    Ocala, FL
    I'm gonna start using shavings but was wondering how much a bag of them are usually?
     

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