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Oak Shavings for coop bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by seanb, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. seanb

    seanb Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Central PA
    My father has a wood shop and planes a LOT of oak. Is there anything inherently wrong with using oak shavings for bedding in a coop?

    I seem to remember people saying to use pine shavings only but I figured I'd ask since Dad has to get rid of the stuff and it'd be nice to be able to put it to use.


  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Oak is fine
  3. oooh... I'd love other free shavings...

    pine just works nice for odor really... Oak probably would too.

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