Wood Shavings



Appletons Wood Shavings

Reap the benefits of using untreated wood shavings
Also ideal for raising chicks and in nest boxes. We recommend the use of wood shavings in a deep litter bed system. Shavings are better than wood chip or sawdust as are nice curls of timber rather than dust or chips. Deep litter is a term used to describe the floor of a chook house where loose dry material  (wood shavings) are used. If mixed with chicken manure and additional dry litter as required will not need removing for 6 to 12 months. If looked after deep litter has no smell and ends up as beautiful compost (with no added weeds!) We do not recommend the use of hay or straw in a deep bed litter system as we find it does not absorb as much and carries mould and fungi spores which soon affect the birds and humans lungs.

Available in 3 sizes: Wine box size (courier), regular large bag (pick up or carrier) or bulk fadge (pick up or carrier)

Large, Regular Bags.
These are locally sourced from untreated timbers and can vary from pinus radiata (pine shavings) to macrocarpa or douglas fir. They can sometimes be slightly damp as most timber needs to be wet when cut. These are the shavings we prefer using in our hen houses as chunky and have a little more weight. At times can be drier and finer in size. It all depends on what our local what our has readily available. 
Dimensions: app. 40cmx40cmx80cm

Courier Size (Wine Box Size)
We now have an easy-to-courier size available. A small bag fits snugly (we pack them in tightly!) into a Standard Wine Box. The wine box size quantities are made up using our locally sourced shavings - the same ones we use in our regular, large bags.

A Fadge weights app. 100Kgs and is made up of compressed wood shavings (4:1 Approx) Holds 2 cubic metres before pressing equals about 10 of our regular bags. The wood shavings in the fadges have been screened before pressing to minimise dust and are untreated kiln-dried and 98% dust-free. Please check we have them in stock prior to ordering.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews


Excellent as always!

Last lot lasted us almost 6 yrs to the day (probably only a week in it). Highly recommend.

Wood shavings

A fantastic product, nice and clean and our chooks love it, highly recommended

Unhappy chooks

I thought they were great. Great communication and fast delivery. My chickens on the other hand, were not impressed and wouldn’t lay in their nesting box and if they did they would try push the eggs out.

Wood shavings

Fast delivery!