Is there such a thing as "bad" pine shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DottieMarie, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I opened a new bag of pine shavings today and it really smells strong and actually feels damp to the touch. Is this okay to use? The chicks are only 2 and 3 weeks old so I'm concerned about them breathing in whatever that smell is.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've had that happen a few times. They aren't dried enough, but you can remove some from the bag and put them on something to air dry a bit. Smells like pine disinfectant to me.
     
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  3. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response. Yes it does smell like some strond disinfectant. I'll try drying some out before using it.
    I just wanted to be sure it wouldn't hurt the chicks.
     

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