What should i use for bedding??

gib_577

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
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Hey everyone i was just wondering what i should use as a bedding ? I heard that cedar isn't good for the chickens and i know you can use pine but im not sure how much its cost and also straw so what one should i use
any help will be use full thanks
 

Scrambled Egg

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Aug 29, 2007
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Fayetteville, NC
I paid $5.45 for 50lbs of fine pine shavings on friday...they smell nice and make good bedding...Mine came from my local feed store but I'm sure Tractor Supply carries it too.
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
Pine shavings are not expensive. A bale costs between $5 and $6. I buy from a feed store and get big pine curls. I do not like the fine saw dust style 'shavings' our TSC has. Chicks seem to ingest more of those instead of just pecking like they do the big curls.
 

Theda's Mom

Songster
12 Years
Jul 1, 2007
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Moscow TN
I use pine shavings too. The same stuff I put in my horse's stall. I buy mine at the local feed store (Blue Seal, up here in NH; was Southern States when we lived in NC, VA, and MD).
 

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