Substitute pine shavings?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Steve, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    My local TSC is out of pine shavings....have been for about a week.

    I thought I could hold out until they got more in, but I called a while ago and they still don't have any, and now I need something.

    My question is, since I build cabinets and furniture I have an abundance of Ash planer shavings out in the shop from a current kitchen I'm building....can I use Ash shavings as a substitute until i can get pine from TSC?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I'd be worried about whatever the cabinets where treated with. Do you know that wood hasn't been treated? Just don't use cedar... it is poisonous to chickens.
     
  3. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steve, WalMart has pine shavings - my TSC has been out of pine shavings for some time and I had to go to WalMart.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:No these are not existing cabinets...this is wood I cut and dried myself, basically the raw product before I make anything out of it.

    No treatment, varnishes, stains etc.
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:Okay...I have a Wal-Mart....right next door to TSC.

    Thanks, I'll check.
     
  6. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the Ash shavings, I don't know but a friend of ours is a cabinet maker and we use all his shavings - I do know he doesn't use cedar.
     
  7. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am nearly out of shavings... and worse money.I need to clean out my coop because it got wet inside .I was thinking of using newspaper for a few days-and find and caulk that leak!
     

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