Wood chips

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chrisarvor, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of putting down wood chips form a shredder in my aviaries,
    I thought it might be ok for the birds,pheasants ,chooks, quails
    any thoughts please
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wood chips/mulch in my chicken run. They love scratching through it! It keeps the smell down too; dries out the poo quickly and the smell goes with it.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You might want to stay away from cedar. It has lots of oils in it that can cause respiratory problems, especially in an enclosed area.
    Course I don't know about Bulgarian cedars.

    Imp
     
  4. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use shredded wood chips in my coop and as a base in my nest boxes for my chickens. Never had a problem but it was over a month from being chipped that I used them. Ours is a mix from pine, cedar,oak, maple and locust trees.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood chips are fine outside but make lousy litter inside because they don't absorb the poop like shavings will do.
     

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