Where do you buy pine shaving?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by americanshorty26, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. americanshorty26

    americanshorty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Where can I buy pine shaving? Should I put dirt down underneath the shavings?
    Thanks
     
  2. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    You can buy pine shavings @ TSC or Family Fare and Home or sometimes the feed mill.

    Not sure why you would put dirt under them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Pet stores carry pine shavings, Miejer, and Target do as well. Most feed stores will also carry them. Different stores charge different prices so it's best to look around.
     
  4. JohnL11935

    JohnL11935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I buy mine at the local Agway store. You should be able to get them from any feed store and even some pet stores. They come in 5 cubic feet blocks.

    It is generally recommended to only use the pine shavings inside the coop. They get too wet if you use them in areas exposed to the weather and quickly become moldiy. I'll assume the inside of your coop has a wood floor and isn't dirt.

    To ease cleaning some people cover their wood floor with a sheet vinyl flooring material but this is not entirely necessary.


    Hope this helps.
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor Supply Company, Agway, alot of country stores.
     
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart and K-Mart sell pine shavings as well TSC and pet stores.
     
  7. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy the big blocks at Big R.
    I know they have them at Walmart and TSC, too.
     
  8. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get mine from the same feed dealer that brings me my hay and then they get delivered for me along with the hay. Since I need to buy around a dozen bales of shavings at a shot every other week it saves me ALOT of work and having to take a trailer to the tractor supply. But if you have a stable around that sells hay they probably sell shavings too.
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I buy my shavings at TSC...the big block thats the size of a bale of hay is $5...the same size bag at walmart was $17 just be sure to check prices
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:What happens if your floor is dirt? I use shavings on my dirt floor should I not use them on a dirt floor?
     

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