Pine and fir shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ste, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Ste

    Ste Songster

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    I bought a bale of shavings at the feed store yesterday. I was told that they were pine shavings. They are actually fir and pine shavings. Are they ok to use with the chicks?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Should be fine, as far as I know. It's just cedar that would be problematic, if I understand correctly. I don't think fir is as aromatic as cedar.
     
  3. Ste

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    Oh good. Now I just need to find a place to buy DE as neither feed store carries it. Maybe the nursery?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    I have used a mixture of pine and fir shavings for long periods of time and haven't had any problems at all.

    Lori
     

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