Is this bedding OK?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by beakkeeper, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    since it specifies spruce/pine/fir and is intended for small animals, it probably does not contain cedar and hopefully is not overly dusty.

    it does not sound to me like as good a deal as I get from the local feedstore but that presumably varies regionally. Just make sure you've priced shavings at the feedstore, first [​IMG]

    Pat
     
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    I would have to agree. It sounds OK, but keep in mind I just bought a 9 sq foot area spread (in compressed bale form) of pine shavings for $7.50 today. You would be better off if you could find a feed store to purchase it at. MUCH cheaper than petco or petsmart.
     
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the problem with cedar ?

    it keeps the smell down and keeps them smelling good, and i have never had a problem with it.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:The oils in cedar are toxic and cause respiratory problems in many animals. Pine is just as good at keeping scents down
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I think you'll be ok with that.
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Be sure to check the price at the feedstores, and Tractor Supply, around here they are always ALOT cheaper than any petstores.
     
  8. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing solid is wrong with cedar. That stuff is fine but is not a very good deal. I buy my wood chips from Walmart. Big honking bag for $7. Way better deal.


    Jeremy
     
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  9. Twin Oaks

    Twin Oaks New Egg

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    Would it be o.k. to use pine chips from our mulcher? Thank you!
     
  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone tried the ground corn cobs. seems to be a good choice but i've only found it at petsmart so far. I'm thinking of using it in chicks brooder
     

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