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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

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    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!

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    The poisonous Hemlock is an herbacous plant ....unrelated the the Hemlock tree.
    You should be fine.
     

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