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Is this good bedding for chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rhodeislandred1, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no that has ceder in it...jeff
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Carefresh does not have cedar in it, but the knockoff does. I don't like this bedding, it's very dusty and has caused me nothing but problems when using it for mammals.
     
  3. flowerfaeiry

    flowerfaeiry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings, no cedar. Plain old pine shavings are way cheaper than the care fresh. Walmart usually carries the giant bags (3cf) for $6 or $7 and most any pet store has them.
     
  4. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about that it is the original...and I have seen bags like that at the store and they did have ceder I should have looked at the picture...jeff
     
  5. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I get my pine shavings at Walmart too, just be sure to check the individual bags to make sure it has large flakes and very little "fines" in the bottom, the finesy bags are very dusty, likely the end of the production line bagged up.
     
  6. flowerfaeiry

    flowerfaeiry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is true. Also, they do carry the cedar too, so be sure you are getting pine. I have lately been buying Guardian pine flakes from Blains Farm & Fleet. Watch for free shipping sales.
     
  7. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use either the Tractor Supply pine chips or the generic I get at Southern States farm store. It's about $5.50 for a compressed bag that expands to cover 8 cubic feet. Works great!
     
  8. blackbelt

    blackbelt Out Of The Brooder

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    Here on the homestead I use pine shavings in the winter they have about 10 inches of it. I'll also toss in a couple flakes of straw. Has worked fine for years now. I'll throw a hand full of meal worms in their, the girls love it.
     
  9. wabashchickens

    wabashchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Whatever you use except cedar will be fine I use straw because they like it better to scratch but at a point you have to remember their chickens and their livestock they don't need anything fancy my aunt has raised chickens for nearly 20 year and uses no bedding and cleans out her coop once a year
     

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