I just got a lifetime supply of wood chips...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Oblio13, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    A tree service took down some white pines and red oaks in the neighborhood. I told them they could dump the chips on our land - I use them for bedding and mulch around the fruit trees. When I came home from work, there were four mountains of the stuff.

    My wife's a little perturbed, but they have to be mad about something, right?

  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    We had the same thing happen. I filled my runs with them. The chickens love scratcing in them.
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    You're lucky. I was just thinking that we could use more wood chips to freshen the areas around the coop and the raised garden beds.

    Your wife will be REALLY mad if you don't disburse the piles soon enough and they spontaneously explode from the buildup of decomposition heat.
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Now that you mention it, she does get annoyed when I blow up the house and cars and stuff. Even when I accidentally shut her cat in a bedroom for a couple days.
  5. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    Gee-- send them my way!! I'd love a mountain of wood chips [​IMG]
  6. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    I want free wood chips, no fair!!
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    [​IMG] But you need to figure out how to bag them up to keep the moisture out, oh and if left out there long enough they will draw Termites and Carpenter Ants

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