What brand pine shavings are best

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Churkenduse, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read in here about pine shavings that are fairly dust free. I cannot find it. Please tell me what brand you buy I live in NJ,

    Thank you


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  2. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    I get mine at an Agway and they are Agway branded. I've never noticed the dust problem I've read about others having. Granted I'm only on my third bag with only five birds in the coop since around last June/July, but both bags I've emptied have been good to the last drop.

    Now their feed on the other hand.... [​IMG] I gotta find some different stuff.
     
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I can get Pestell pine shavings but I don't know if that is ok,

    I buy Blue seal layer pellets I get in R&R in Tuckerton

    Agway in New Egypt is a little too far.

    My girls are very healthy and the egg shell are very hard and the yolks are very yellow/orange


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  4. TheMartianChick

    TheMartianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will likely be more expensive, but pet stores like Petco usually carry pine shavings because people use them for small critter bedding. I would also think that Walmart would carry them as well since they have a pet department.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I get my pine shaving from TSC and I swear each time I go, they have a new company suppling them and they are all different. Some have big soft flakes, some are pure dust and the bag I just got has small sliver-likes pieces, not very good looking. I complained this time and told them they need to find a good shavings company and stick to them.
     
  6. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just called my local A's haradware and they carry Agway products, I guess they have good brands of everything chicken.

    My regular supplier is 20 miles away and A's is about 1 mile away which one do you think might be good, besides A's is much cheaper.....[​IMG]


    They carry ADM Alliance Pen Pals any comments on this, is it just as good as the others?

    I would appreciate your input, THANKS!

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  7. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get our pine shavings from TSC. They seem to be really consistent here, nice soft and fluffy. Our chickens are always dust bathing in the coop right after they get clean. Walmart does carry pine shavings but they are larger pieces and seem kinda rough. We get those if we are in a pinch and dh only wants to stop at one store.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    The Cheap Ones!!!! [​IMG]

    well seriousley,

    I suppose if you had a choice to get the ones that are in larger chunks as long as they look soft enough. I get the big bag for about 5 at Farm and Fleet.

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  9. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using straw, because I was told to do that originally but it is a pain to poop scoop it gets all tangled yuck!

    I came up with an idea stemming from my dog. I put a few sheets of paper spread out under the roost and it catches the stuff and all I have to do is scoop up the paper and toss it in the compost pile, the paper is good in there too.

    Not a bad idea if I do say so myslef, "patting self on back"[​IMG]

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  10. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Top Bedding, its made in Quebec City. Its a great brand and is very consistent.
     

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