So, I was thinking TSC sold bagged pine shavings like Southern States sells. I normally get my shavings at SS because it's close to my farm, but decided since I had a 10% off coupon for TSC, I'd pick some up there today. Well, I looked at them and they just say "Wood Shavings" on the bag, not "Pine Shavings" like the SS ones.
Being the worrywart that I am, I decided against buying any since they were not clearly marked pine. I have a chestnut that has minor allergic reactions sometimes and prefer not to change anything in his environment unless I have to.
Does anyone use these and know what type of wood is in them? I'm curious now.
Thes we get from TS near me appear to be pine. I really like the bigger flakes since they don't get dusty as fast. However I have a guy that delivers shavings to me for 3.50 a bag... just can't beat that.
I use TSC bagged shavings periodically, when barn supplies are low, etc. I used to be very happy with them, but HATE them since they switched to the "Royal" brand in black bags. I find them to be big flakes with no absorbency. No problems with allergies or reactions, but I feel like I take most of them out the next day; they seem to absorb VERY little moisture, and are so big that most of the ones that actually stayed dry come out in the fork anyway.
I frequently use the TSC brand shavings (clear bag with red TSC logo). They are less dusty than the other brand (Beaver Creek) that the local feed stores here sell. I have always just "ass"umed they were pine. My 25 year old gelding will break out in hives if a fly looks at him wrong and he has never had problems due to these shavings.
The ones at our local TS are in Black bags and I think have "Royal" as the brand...they are super nice shavings, I've used them many times and like them better than the ones that our barn uses.
My local TSC had these and they were nasty - huge rough flakes and they were damp inside the sealed bags.
I made sure I let them know I preferred their regular brand and why, and haven't seen the black Royal bags there for a while.
The TSC brand in clear bags is okay and it is all pine shavings.
Because TSC is so huge they are nearly $2 less per bag than my feed store.
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