Pine wood chips?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Vugaris, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Vugaris

    Vugaris Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    Hello again

    I was wondering if Pine wood chips are OK to use for bedding for chickens. I have a rabbit and pine chips are not to be used for rabbits because apparently they can cause respiratory problems. Are they OK for chickens?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I use pine shavings all the time. As long as they are really dry and don't smell heavily like pine disinfectant, they're fine. Just don't use cedar!
  3. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    I have about 6 to 8 inches in my hen house. There is a feed store about 20 mi from here who sells them by the huge bag. I just dumped a load from the hen house thats full of poop on the garden for next year.

    Chickens love em. No problems at all.

  4. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Ditto and I put it all in my veggie garden and my plants do great. Watch how much we had to much and I had alot of foliage and now flowers which means no fruit. That is true with any plant when it has a high amount of fertilizer it goes to green and not flowers.

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