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    08-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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Best bedding to use?

Hey guys,
Im new here. We used to run a boarding stable but stopped. We are reopening soon and we don't want to use shavings anymore. Are there any bedding that are fairly cheap and don't waste as much? It also has to be available in the US. I was going to try easibed but its not available here
Thank you!!
Edit: EVERYTHING I have found is only available in the UK! >:[
     
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    08-10-2011, 03:09 PM
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Started
I've boarded at barns that used rice hulls.
     
    08-10-2011, 03:23 PM
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Showing
Avoid straw unless you have newborn foals. It's rather cheap, but horrible to clean up after.

We've used bagged shavings for years, but bulk shavings are much cheaper if you can find a sawmill near you. I've found that cleanup is much easier with finer shavings.
     
    08-10-2011, 03:27 PM
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Green Broke
I use corn cob pellets under fine shavings. They are so absorbant, and help with pee smell so much. The shavings are merely for comfort of the horses in my case.
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    08-10-2011, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by cakemom    
I use corn cob pellets under fine shavings. They are so absorbant, and help with pee smell so much. The shavings are merely for comfort of the horses in my case.
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I've heard of using corn pellets. Do you have a picture of them used as bedding?
     
    08-10-2011, 03:45 PM
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Green Broke
I can take one. Next time I do stalls I will do that for you.
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    08-11-2011, 06:35 AM
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I buy shavings/sawdust mix in bulk. Look for companies working with wood in your area (they often sell firewood, mulch, etc.). The shavings are often part of their business too. (just be careful they understand what they are doing, because not every tree is good for the shavings from what I know).
     

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