I CAN'T REMEMBER...OH WAIT, IT'S PELLETS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a thread on here recently about some sort of pellets that are used in horse stalls and they can also be used in chicken coops. Can anyone remember what they were called?

    Okay, I was at SS today and I remembered what it was....pellets for horse stalls! Can these be used in a chicken coop? If so, has anyone used them and how effective are they compared to pine shavings?
     
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  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    Stall-Dry?
     
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was something that someone else considered using becuase I caused less dust. The reason I'm asking is that the vet thinks my RIR may have asthma. She was getting better when I had her in the house for 3 wks. She's been outside for about 1 wk and I can hear her breathing getting gurgly again.
     
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Chickaroo! Did you check to see if either the discussions I linked for you were of any help? We don't use Stall Dri, but there does seem to be a difference of opinion pro and con here at BYC. I think giving a copy of the ingredients to your vet would be the thing to do.
     
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  6. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    I just use the cheapest wood pellet stove brand
    I can find, works fine for chicks too but in time
    it breaks down into dust also....
     
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:I would check to make sure they aren't treated. We were going to purchase some and the label said they were treated, so we didn't purchase them.
     
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  8. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Quote:I would check to make sure they are treated. We were going to purchase some and the label said they were treated, so we didn't purchase them.

    Good thought [​IMG]
     

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