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Hardwood Woodchip for Pet & Poultry Runs

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Price 11.50 (Including VAT at 20%)

Product Description

Hardwood Wood Chips for use as a surface in poultry and pet runs. Use directly on the grass or bare earth, or, if you have a fixed run on patio slabs and want to give your pets a more natural surface.

Sustainable, eco-friendly, natural, this is the answer to preventing your chicken run becoming a smelly muddy mess. If your hens for example have a fixed run, and they are scratching at bare earth or splashing about in mud, sprinkle a good layer of hardwood woodchip in their run and you will have happy hens! Equally perfect for rabbits and guinea pigs.

The chickens love it; it keeps them clean, gives them something to scratch in all day long, washes through with the rain and only needs changing perhaps once or twice a year. Much better than bark, which we do not advise because of the mould spores, and bark does become slushy after the rain; softwood would degrade very quickly and just work its way into the mud; hardwood woodchip though will just sit on top of the ground and can easily withstand all weathers; even though it is a hardwood it is still soft enough for the birds and best replicates the surfaces of their ancestral roots from the jungle. We have found this woodchip is an absolutely perfect surface for chickens.

Flyte so Fancy Woodchips have a nominal 10-40mm particle size and conforms to British standard BS:EN1177:2008. They do not contain recycled wood waste or bark mulch. Hardwood Woodchips are produced from sustainably harvested British forests. FSC Certificate No CU-COC-806457. The product shall have been tested in accordance with the requirements of BS4790:1987 for fire resistance and be classified as having low potential to burn.

These Handy Bags weigh approx 15-20kg (by volume 50L), depending on moisture content of woodchips at the time of bagging i.e. the seasonal variations. Estimate one sack will cover approx 10 sq ft with a 50mm - 80mm depth (To clarify: 10 sq feet is an area of 10ft by 1ft, or approx 1metre by 1metre). To calculate your run area:- length times width divided by 10 equals the number of bags you need. So a 4ft x 10ft run would need 4 bags (4 x 10 = 40, divide by 10 = 4).

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