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SAWDUST in the BROODER

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doublejfarm, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I live close to a guy who has a portable sawmill. He has tons of sawdust that he would be glad to give me. Would this be acceptable as brooder litter? Also how bout as a floor covering in my coop?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It should work, as long as it isn't cedar dust. The only draw back that I know of is that sawdust will start to compost, and it can be very stinky when you go to dig it out. I have found that sand works better for me. Bur free is a very good deal.
     
  3. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    lol. My boyfriend's dad also has a portable sawmill in their yard and my boyfriend saws pine logs. I use the sawdust and haven't had a problem.
     

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