Where do you buy wood chips?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by COOPhilly, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. COOPhilly

    COOPhilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year when I had new chicks I looked all over for the right wood chips and was never successful in finding the right kind.

    Where do you buy wood chips that are good for new chicks? I'm expecting a new batch from McMurray's Feb 9th.

    Thanks all. [​IMG]
     
  2. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Tractor Supply! If you have one close by. They have Pine Pet Bedding, 1200 cu in. That should work out great for you.
     
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  3. COOPhilly

    COOPhilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. There seems to be a few within about an hour of me. It will give me a good reason to try out my new gps navigator.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The closest TS is over an hour from me. I buy from a local saw mill place, but when he's done for the year, we grab a few bags at Walmart.
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you want to try out the GPS try Oxford,Pa Oxford Feed and Grain, get the chips in the paper bag, not the plastic bag, TSC tends to leave thier chips outside, and wrapped in plastic doenst mean they stay dry, just that when they get wet it takes that much more to dry them out.


    What kind of chicks ya getting??


    edited because i cant spell
     
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  6. COOPhilly

    COOPhilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Good plan. I go up and down Route 1 every so often (grew up in Baltimore, live near Philly). I like the idea of the brown paper bag rather than plastic.

    I'm part of a group and we have over 40 chicks coming. I'll be raising wyandottes and easter eggers and black rocks and some others for other people but what I'm really excited about is that we're also getting 4-5 Welsummer chicks from Whitmore Farm.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:Do they have tractor supply stores where you are at?
     
  8. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do they have tractor supply stores where you are at?

    Nope....[​IMG]
     
  9. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kmart is the closest for big bags of pine shavings. Second closest is Wal-Mart, third on the list is Tractor Supply and yes sometimes I have to use the list because somebody is out of stock...lol

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have a lumber yard anywhere near?

    You can get chips and sawdust from them.
     

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