Wood Shavings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ken facemire, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. ken facemire

    ken facemire Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to put maple or Oak shavings inside the coop that I will grind up myself. what other kind of woods can I grind up to put in the coop.
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    No its that's a no no. You will find discussion on the board about pine and cedar, and that;s all it is discussions. Oak shavings will make your birds sick, please google and do the research , I am behind in my work or I would do it for you. I have posted the research on this board before but it was over a year ago I think.
     
  3. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using oak shavings for almost a year now and have had no problems. I didn't research it but my results have been OK to date.
     
  4. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read where some different shavings mess up the chickens respitory track but I'm not sure what kind [​IMG]
     
  5. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small cabinet shop. I put in what ever comes out of the planer as long as it was whole sound wood. Never a problem.
     
  6. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Cedar is what screws up chickens.
     
  7. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Ok I take it back, my memory isn't what it use to be , it was hay that carries the harmful spores and molds. I had the time to research it.
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yep its cedar thats susposed to cause problems. Other than that its fine.
     

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