Pine shavings-where to buy larger cheaper quantities?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by limabean, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. limabean

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    I was at TSC this morning, and all they had in pine shavings was small bags for hamsters and the like. Perhaps the feed store will have better options? Or a garden centre? Where do you get yours?
     
  2. LindsayB

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    TSC usually has all the large bags in the back, just ask one of the employees.
     
  3. mdbokc

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    Feed stores, ranch supply. 7 cubic foot compressed bales. Three grades; coarse, medium and fine exist.
     
  4. limabean

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    I did ask, but maybe the guy I was talking to didn't know. Though I think our store here is probably small compared to the American stores.
     
  5. ailurophile23

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    Pet stores often have larger bags of pine shavings as do some feed stores. Personally, we take a pickup truck and go to the sawmill - $20 for a load to the top of the cab. YOu just need to make sure it is DRY. Since this is saw dust, I mix in a little bit of pine shavings every so often - seems to help keep things mixed up instead of poo just collecting on top.
     
  6. limabean

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    Quote:I'll check with the feed store - that's where I'm getting the chicks, anyway. What grade would I want?
     
  7. limabean

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    Quote:Pet store...why didn't I think of that? [​IMG]
     
  8. Nicole01

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    Fleet Farm. 5 cubic feet for 5.16 in the horse section. Great price for that amount. That's for pine shavings. You have a choice of course or fine. We bought the coarse.
     
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  9. Urban Chaos

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    If you dont have the pine shavings available for a reasonable price, you can also try sand or rice hulls.
     
  10. limabean

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    Quote:We don't have Fleet Farm here, but you gave me the idea of looking for larger farm supply places.
     

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