We had a gigantic grey pine tree that had to be cut down before it did serious damage (we've had a lot of wet weather and gusty wind, so it was only a matter of time before it came toppling down). Now, we have a lovely pile of wood chips. I would love to integrage them into my chicken runs, but have had mixed comments. I thought I'd turn the question over to y'all - see what you think. Also, because its a very small world, one of our other byc members @Jessimom had her 100 year old pine removed on the same day and had the same question. So, youd be helping out a couple of California girls with your insights! It's the tall, multi-topped tree to the far right of the photo. Heres what's left. And here is the lovely pile of very good smelling pine chips.