Reactions to wood shavings?

marynsweeney

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We’re getting a bunch of broiler chicks next week and my husband used the plastic feed barrel to store wood shavings, mostly mahogany. Is there potential harm to the chicks if I wash it out carefully? I recall that some woods are not good for the birds.
 

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We’re getting a bunch of broiler chicks next week and my husband used the plastic feed barrel to store wood shavings, mostly mahogany. Is there potential harm to the chicks if I wash it out carefully? I recall that some woods are not good for the birds.
Are the shavings dry? Are they shavings and not saw dust?
You want to avoid aromatic cedar and I would also avoid walnut shavings.

If you have actually shavings and not dust and they are dry, use them. They will be fine.
 

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