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Hemlock vs pine shavings for bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tlbrooks, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. tlbrooks

    tlbrooks New Egg

    Mar 29, 2015
    Auburn, Washington
    I can't seem to find pine shaving for bedding but my local farm supply has hemlock shavings, (actually 80% hemlock and 20% fir) They assure me that this is NOT the toxic type of hemlock and is perfectly safe for chickens. Any thoughts?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    The poisonous Hemlock is an herbacous plant ....unrelated the the Hemlock tree.
    You should be fine.

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