What type of pine shavings?

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

  1. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks
     
  7. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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