How much pine shavings per square foot?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hoover67, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6x6' raised coop with a wood floor. DH is going to stop by the feed store to pick up pine shavings. It is $7.50 per 50# bag...ouch! How many bags do you think I will need?

    Michele
     
  2. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOOOPs! One more question.....[​IMG] ..... Where do you look for foodgrade DE? Do I have to order on-line?
    Thanks!
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
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    Yikes, that is pricey!

    I don't know about how much per square foot, but you want an overall depth of 2 or 3 inches. I think a 50# bag would do it.
     
  4. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One bag will last awhile, depending on how you use it. I sprinkle mine with Stall Dry, which is a pelletized DE/clay mix and it seeme to last forever.
     
  5. skyfires

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    Wow that is pricey!!! Do you happen to have a wood mill, or saw mill near by?? Check the phone book and see. This is where I get mine, and I get a pickup load full for 5.00. This is more than enough for my hen house that is 8X8. I have enough to cover the floor 3 inches deep. I put the rest in two of the largest rubbermaid outside trash cans. I scoop out the 'dirty' spots every other day, and refill what I remove. I bought this load of shavings 5 months ago, and I still have enough to finish the year out. Make sure you ask for pine shavings, sometimes they cut oak and I don't know how my birds would do with oak. So I stick to pine. I hope this helps,,,,and good luck,,, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Have you tried shopping around for pine shavings. I can get mine cheaper at Miejer, rather then the feed store or te pet store I was really surprised in the price jump from one store to another.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    One bag should be plenty for now.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  8. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found some at Tractor Supply Company for $4.99. Thank you so much for your help. It sure looked like it wouldn't be enough so I got two bags. I really appreciate your time!

    Michele
     
  9. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put it in.... It took just over 1/2 of the 50# bag. Thanks for the help! You guys are great.

    Michele:eek:
     

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