What type of pine shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by modenacart, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. modenacart

    modenacart Songster

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    What type should I get? Should I read the package to see if there is something that should not be in there?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Just reg. wood or pine shavings....Cedar should not be used around chicks or chickens....
     
  3. modenacart

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    do some companies put chemicals in them?
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    For that you would just have to read the bag...I get my shavings at TSC or the local feed store and mine have no chemicals added.....
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Some places offer coarse or fine pine shavings. We use coarse to keep them from gobbling them up.

    Jody
     
  6. modenacart

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    Ok, thanks
     
  7. airmom1c05

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    You want coarse or Premium pine shavings because they have less dust particles. I buy mine at the local feed and seed store for $5 a bale. They usually sell it for horse stalls.
     

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