wood shavings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pickledegg4, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. pickledegg4

    pickledegg4 New Egg

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    can you use oak wood shavings for bedding or will it hurt the chickens? I only ask this because I know that oak is poisonous to horses. Does any one know?
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using it for both the brooder and coops for several months. Nobody's dead yet. I also use it in my barn for the mules. They're not dead yet either.[​IMG]
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Ive heard that cedar is harmful to chicks and chickens. But never heard anything about oak being harmful. It is probaly just fine.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I agree with the previous post.
     
  5. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been using cedar shavinds in my coop for months and everyone is fine.
     
  6. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use oak shavings also - so far so good.
     
  7. pickledegg4

    pickledegg4 New Egg

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    thanks everybody now to talk to the cabinet maker
     

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