what type of wood isn't good sawdust for chicks???!

chickmaniac250

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hi what type of sawdust is bad for chicks?me and my dad thought it was cedar but we're not sure.thanxs!!!!



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A.T. Hagan

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I personally would not use sawdust with new chicks at all. Wood shavings are much better in that regard. I prefer kiln-dried pine shavings for my brooders. Easy to find and cheap at any feed dealer that sells to the horsey folks.

.....Alan.
 

Sillystunt

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A.T. Hagan :

I personally would not use sawdust with new chicks at all. Wood shavings are much better in that regard. I prefer kiln-dried pine shavings for my brooders. Easy to find and cheap at any feed dealer that sells to the horsey folks.

.....Alan.

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Saw dust is very fine and could cause breathing issue when stirred up by the chicks............
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ranchhand

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Yup, sawdust is too small. Pine shavings are best. Generic wood shavings if you can't find pine, but cedar is not recommended at all.

I usually spread out the wood shavings to let them air out before they go in the brooder. Then I cover them with 10-12 layers of paper towels. Take off a layer or two daily to keep it clean, and by the time you are done with the paper towels they will be ready to be on chips only.
 
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