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    Kathleen Basiewicz
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    I put mine at the base of my trees. Keeps the weeds from growing, less weed-eating work for me.

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    Arthur Coates
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    Since I am located outside the city and have some steep terrain on my property, I use them for erosion control and walking trails…. along with most of the aforementioned uses.

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    Steve Giles
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    My chickens seem to like eating the pine wood-shavings off the workshop floor. It doesn’t seem to do them any harm, so I let them get on with it.

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    Thomas Angle
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    That is odd that they would eat them. I have never seen a chicken do that. I have seen them scratch around looking for bugs and such.

    Arbovale, WV

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #314181
    Steve Giles
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    It’s not so much the big shavings as the sawdust and tiny chips of wood they seem to be going for. I’m told chickens eat sand as a digestive aid, so maybe it’s something like that.

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    Richard Duffy
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    Good afternoon,

    Small dust-like shavings can make a very good filler. All you do it mix the shavings with wood glue when you’re ready to use. I learnt that in school.

    Regards,

    Richard.

    #314581
    bigaxe
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    Using shavings as a fuel is carbon neutral. There is no net contribution to green house grasses

    #315857
    rchrismon
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    One doesn’t necessarily need a fireplace to benefit from chips, etc. If you can make compressed logs, there are people who will buy them. Create a dozen and batch sell them on eBay.

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    Terry Gandy
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    I plan on using my shavings to start fires in my shop pot belly stove.

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