Hickory Shavings?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hellafarms, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. hellafarms

    hellafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I recently found a source for hickory shavings from a handle company that makes handles for hammers,axes,shovels,ect and I was wondering if anyone has ever used them or has any info on this subject?I am going to use them for chick bedding,and for the hen houses floors and or runs.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is just cedar shavings that are bad - Isn't Hickory a hard wood? Pine is soft but I would think it would be okay.
    Caroline
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I would personally think hickory would be too hard. Would'nt that be like brick shavings...lol! I don't know, you could always try it and let us know how it goes!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Hickory is OK. (Based on my knowledge of OSHA safety rules on wood dust hazards.) Use your judgement and give it a try..
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