Can I Use Pine And Fir Chips For My Chicken Runs?

Q: Can I use pine and fir chips in my chicken runs? I’ve read that they could poison my chickens. 

A: We used pine shavings exclusively for bedding in our chicken houses when
I was a kid. My skin is crawling right now with the memory of tiny wood
shavings sticking to my sweaty back when we brought them home from the
sawmill in July. The hens seemed to appreciate the pine shavings very much.
As for fir chips, see

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