Peanut Shavings...anyone?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kleeo12, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. kleeo12

    kleeo12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted this earlier but I didnt get any posts LOL so here I go again LOL...Does anyone know if you canuse peanut shell shavings as baby chick litter?? I have a friend that hauls it to horse farms and he said I could have some if I wanted it for my chicks
     
  2. kleeo12

    kleeo12 Out Of The Brooder

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    ::::crickets chirping:::: Tough crowd LOL, ghiish
     
  3. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I know for sure is cedar is a big no no. I use use pine. Maybe someone else may know. BUMP! [​IMG]
     
  4. kleeo12

    kleeo12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your response...I was starting to wonder if my post was showing up for everyone to see LOL
     
  5. Twiztedrods

    Twiztedrods Out Of The Brooder

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    Considering they can eat peanuts I can't see how it would hurt them. I use pine because that is what I could get, but if I had an option for a free bedding I would use it. My main concern would be moisture retention or dispertion. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't know about using it as bedding for chicks, but my hens will eat any peanut shells left on the ground from the squirrels. So I guess I'm saying I don't think they are toxic, but I wouldn't want chicks eating a lot of it. If you do use it watch closely for chicks eating it, and just in case provide grit for them.

    Imp
     
  7. Malibumom

    Malibumom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the shells get wet they will go moldy and that's not good for the chickens health. I would pass on them![​IMG]
     
  8. jerrys59

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    I know in the early 70's my uncle raised chickens commercialy and they used peanut hulls for bedding in the houses.
     
  9. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, go to Texas Roadhouse. You'd have bedding for years!
     
  10. kleeo12

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    MmmmMM Roadhouse sounds good LOL Thank you all for your input, I think im going to give it a try and just monitor the chicks with it :)
     

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