Pine shavings

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by casamatt, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    I like to use pine shavings on the floor of my coop and run and I use straw in my nesting boxes. Lately I have been putting chips under the straw for absorption and it has been working well. So last week I tried an experiment of only pine shavings in two of my boxes and half my 19 birds started to lay in them.
    I just wanted to put out there what I was doing for my girls and add the fact that I am tired of paying store prices for my pine. Tractor supply is $5 a bag at best and I know there has to be a better deal out there. I also use the pine for my ponies run in. I see that the pine can be purchased by the semi load delivered. I don't know the numbers on that quantity though. Anyone have any leads for someone in Genesee county Michigan? Maybe a co-op on a semi load?
     
  2. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! Great idea! Here in Ca, I buy by the pickup and trailer load from a feed store. By the skip loader scoop. Saves a bunch of $$ with horses and chickens. Maybe you could check that? Also, have you shouted out your great idea on your local threads? Here's a link! I think a lot of people would be interested! https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Michigan
     
  3. casamatt

    casamatt New Egg

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    Thanx
     

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