Question about goat bedding

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sherry, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    Can cedar chips be used? How about pine chips?

  2. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I don't think you should use cedar for bedding, can't remember the reason. I use wheat straw from Home depot or Lowes.
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    I know it causes respiratory problems with chickens. The goat house is made of painted chip board, they've chewed alot of that off, I can't imagine pine or cedar bedding would be harmful. [​IMG]
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    No red cedar! No oak or any other wood shavings with high tannin levels. Straw is propably best for goats. They like to try and chew on everthing anyway. So bed them on something that won't make them sick if they eat it.

  5. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    No matter what you put down it will end up covered in wasted hay.. I have used straw.. that is such a pain literally and figeuratively to clean up.. I now use pine shavings and have not had a problem.. I have my own supply of pine boards and a planer to make my own shavings now.. i was purchasing from feed stores by the compact bale of shavings.. much cheaper my way.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I use pine shavings.

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