wet shavings in new bag

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeannieo, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a couple of bales of pine shavings from TSC a couple of weeks ago and they've been sitting in my DRY garage. When I opened one of them, they are very damp and I see some black mildew on some of them. Should I take it back or would it be all right to use?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Take it Baaaaaack!!!!

    Mold is bad for birds, just like us.
     
  3. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what I suspected! thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happens all the time actually. Always take a sec to check closely.
     
  5. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed that at times, the TSC closest to me will store shavings outside. As a result, they get wet. So, I buy mine from a local feed store. They not only store them inside, but they'll also load them in my truck for me. (I just wish they'd come w/me, and unload them too!)
     
  6. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep..take 'em back. I bought some the other day too. Course out here it doesn't rain much so they were dry [​IMG] The bag says kiln dried...not kiln dried then set outside to get wet...
     

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