Teak Wood Chips

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LaraHeinecken, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. LaraHeinecken

    LaraHeinecken Chirping

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    We have a mixed flock of laying hens, mainly Rhode Island reds as well as some guinea fowl and a turkey. We have access to teak wood chips from a friend who has a carpentry company. Had anyone had experience using these and just wondering if they are safe to use in our roosting house and laying boxes?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I have no idea if teak might have any components that are toxic or irritating to chickens, like aromatic cedar would be.
    Are they shavings from a planer... or....wondering how big they are??

    Teak is very hard, thus will break down very slowly and is not as absorptive as a softwood (like pine) so maybe not the best wood to use in a coop.....might depend on how you manage your coop manure. Might be better used as a run bedding.
     
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