Making your Own Pine chips for bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jazzpurr, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hi All,

    I have lots of pine trees and a 6 HP chipper.
    Has anyone made their own pine chips? I just wanted to know if
    you have to let them dry out and for how long? I can see the chickens with
    pine chips stuck all over them and me trying to clean them off.

    Instead of Tarred and Feathered they would be Sapped and Chipped.

    I really would like the only cost to be Feed after they start laying.

    Anyone tried their own chips?

    Thanks for all your help.

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