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why pine shavings

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by unionhillchix, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been seeing that many people use pine shavings for bedding material. why cant you use cedar shavings? this is all i have seen around hartwell ga where i live
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Most say cedar shavings cause respiratory problems with chickens & pine shavings are safer.
     
  3. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou i will try to find a place that sells pine shavings
     
  4. Just sayin

    Just sayin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Farm supply stores should sell pine or white shavings. People who keep horses don't use cedar either, and no hardwoods.
     
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  5. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was also wondering if i could use pine straw in the nesting boxes
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    A lot of people do.
     

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