Harwood shavings ok?????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kipper, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have been offered hardwood shavings from a local cabinet shop, likely to be usual cabinet woods such as oak, maple, hickory, cherry, etc.

    I have heard these are not ok due to splinters - is this true? We would be using them with our adult standard chickens.
  2. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    We have a friend that crafts all kinds of things from hardwoods. I'm using his shavings with my adult birds and my chicks. No problems that I know of, yet. I imagine with adult birds it shouldn't be a problem. Anyone else??
  4. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good to know! It looks like we will have a nice supply.
  5. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    NE Alabama
    As long as they dont contain cedar they should be just fine.

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