oak shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueskylen, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,
    just wondering if the shavings can be white or red oak instead of pine? hubby just got done making furniture out of oak, and have some bagged up.

    thanks,
    mary
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Interesting. I am not sure. I know Cedar is bad because it releases phenols that can damage the lining of the air ways. Not familiar with if oak has the same properties or not.

    Welcome!
     
  3. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally wouldn't use them. They don't seem to absorb like pine shavings and they are REALLY heavy to clean. I have never used them on chicks, but I tried them on our laying hens and I didn't have any adverse effects from red oak. Just that they didn't seem to be a very good option for bedding.
     

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