What type of bedding for the chickies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bock, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning on getting more chicks in spring. I thought I remember hearing somewhere that one type of wood was bad for them??? I have always used TSC brand shavings without any problems. I was just wanting to make sure! [​IMG]
     
  2. deuce11705

    deuce11705 Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy bock!

    I believe that TSC brand shavings are pine ~ and fine to use. You should stay away from cedar shavings, as the oils in cedar affect the chicken's respiratory system. Hope this helps! [​IMG]

    Have a blessed day,

    deuce11705
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy! [​IMG]

    Thanks! I wasn't sure and I just wanted to be on the safe side! [​IMG]
     
  4. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I've always used pine shavings without any troubles.
     
  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also bought a bag of pine shavings from TSC, they are very low on dust, which makes them nice for using in the house.
     
  6. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chunkier pine shavings tend to last longer in a coop but the fine ones look nicer and keep feather legged chickens cleaner. I don't know if you'll have the option where you are but that's something I've been noticing as I've been experimenting over the summer.
     
  7. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC brand bedding doesn't explicitly say that it is pine, but it is. I've been using it since 3 days old (8 weeks now) and had no problems whatsoever. Very low dust!
     
  8. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also use the pine shavings from TSC and the only problem Is that the little guys really fling it around, but that's what they do. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have used wood shavings ( Not Cedar ) and today I used "Hay" the guys mowed the lawn last week and all the grass to to well .... "Grass Hay" Works GREAT!
     

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