I just built my chicken barn lol a small one and have a question. my run is attached to the barn its a very big dog lot and scooted it up to the barn and did not need 4 sides because of barn and so that made it bigger. so all the wood I got for my barn was free ! I paied 50.00 for dog lot I had a tarp to put over lot to keep rain out but its not quite bug enough and I don't get paied till wed coming up. it flooded all day ling here started last night till about 6 pm today now they were all smart enough to go un te barn but it stopped so they can to the run. I went out and was horrified rain was 3 inches deep with 2 inches of mud under that. About that time my hubbub and his dad came back from town and seen how upset I was for my chickens. He said at his work they save all the wood shavings and the guys put them in there chicken coop. He said ill go and get you all we have so about 30 min later and a 55 gal drum full of shavings now thus wood is oak and its more like dust. I am afraid they will eat it ? please tell me if this will hurt them usually I would have 10 - 20 bucks and run to Walmart and got some shavings. But I am on UI and my dh is disabled been since he was 11 and getting all there school stuff killed me. sorry this is so long thanks for you help.