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Wood Shavings are Essential in Poultry Deep Litter

Wood shavings are essential in deep litter system of management; it is however important we note the following: Wood shavings is preferable and not sawdust Saw dust are finer and often cause respiratory problems Wood shavings are best not introduced before 4 – 6 weeks of brooding Newly hatch will often eat the shavings which can harm / kill the bird(s) When wood shaving is wet, it releases certain chemicals which are detrimental to the chicken if they eat it. Wood shavings carry certain fungi [...]