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Pine Shavings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by garyandcathy, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. garyandcathy

    garyandcathy New Egg

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    Stupid, stupid question, but here it is anyway.
    Where do I get pine shavings, especially free or cheap.
     
  2. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. garyandcathy

    garyandcathy New Egg

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    Check out craigslist

    If only I lived in California.
    I live in North Carolina and mostly am wondering where pine shavings get produced so I can go to the source.​
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd call around. Custom furniture / cabinetry places often have piles you can come and bag yourself. Basically, any place that is doing custom woodwork should have shavings. They probably won't all be pine shavings, but I'm not terribly concerned about it. If you only want pine, you could buy it in bundles from the feed store. You could also use pine in the nesting boxes and the stuff from the places above for everywhere else.
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If only I lived in California.
    I live in North Carolina and mostly am wondering where pine shavings get produced so I can go to the source.

    craigslist is nationwide they have at least three major cities Raleigh included, shaving here in California are cheap.
     
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  6. garyandcathy

    garyandcathy New Egg

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    Thanks Dawg.

    Custom furniture / cabinetry places often have piles you can come and bag yourself.

    Nifty...I should have know better. That was an absolute "duh" on my part. We have plenty of furniture and cabinetry places around. Thanks for the input.​
     
  7. bmarshall61

    bmarshall61 Out Of The Brooder

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    At my local country feed store here in Coldspring, Tx., pine shaving cost $5.60 for a sack that contains 12 cubic yards compressed, that a whole lot shavings. Some Wal-Mart have them in the pet department and I suspect they might be even cheaper. Be sure you don't get free shaving that contain cedar.

    You might do what I just did, I found a rancher with a bunch of loose hay where he stores his cattle hay, he told me to clean out the hay shed and I could have all the loose stuff. Three big pickup loads and it was very clean, just loose which made it easy to spread.

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  8. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 cubic yards is a LOT. Do you mean feet?
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I get bags of the shavings from the local feed store - maybe 6 bucks or so for a bag that is compressed and once released there's a whole lot of shavings to be had. I don't recall the actual volume but the bag itself is maybe 3'x2'x1.5'
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007
  10. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get all my shavings from two cabinetry places. I supply a garbage can, they fill it. They're more than happy that I take it.....as that means they don't have to pay to haul it to the dump. The owner of the first place I started taking shavings from comes out every once in a while and says "Are you STILL helping me!?" and I reply "I told you that I needed more than you could supply!". He shakes his head and chuckles as he goes back inside! It's been over a year now.

    I also use it in my garden as mulch...few layers of newspaper (cardboard around trees), 2-3inches of shavings...voila! weed free flower beds!

    Sandra
     

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