You can use pine shavings for the brooder right???

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  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pine shavings are a good bedding in the brooder right?? If not, what else is?
     
  2. akovia

    akovia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pine shavings are perfect. I start my day olds on paper for three days or so (easier to move about), then switch to pine shavings. Just don't ever use cedar shavings.[​IMG]
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Tractor Supply sells two kinds of pine shavings. You want the one in the white bale that doesn't smell like turpentine. If you're not sure, ask, or look for a bale which has a small hole in it so you can smell it. TSC calls the good stuff in the white bale, "Flake" pine shavings. They're both the same price. Down here in western PA, they call the stuff in the yellow bale which has the turpentine smell, "Fine" pine shavings.
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    Karen
     
  4. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've always used Aspen shavings because we read about allergies to pine. Can't say for sure that Aspen is better but we haven't had any issues.
     

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