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WildKingdom
07-30-04, 09:28 pm
Is Kiln dried pine the same as natural pine that has no chemicals added? I haven't been able to find any pine bedding that says kiln dried but did find some that said "all natural pine with no chemicals added". Same or not?

kennethlhm
07-30-04, 11:33 pm
It may not same. It could be air-dried only. It may still got the strong smell & oil.

LiciaMommycott
07-31-04, 12:05 am
Is Kiln dried pine the same as natural pine that has no chemicals added? I haven't been able to find any pine bedding that says kiln dried but did find some that said "all natural pine with no chemicals added". Same or not?
Kiln drying is a process that removes harmful oils (which are natural but still no good for pigs). I buy Norstar Kiln Dried Pine Shavings from a tack and feed store. It is also extremely cheap because it is sold in bulk for horse stalls. The performance has been great.

LiciaMommycott
07-31-04, 12:09 am
Here's what I get...


http://www.norstarindustries.com/products.php?product=16

WildKingdom
07-31-04, 10:45 am
It may not same. It could be air-dried only. It may still got the strong smell & oil.
The stuff I bought doesn't really have a smell at all. I think the package said no oils also. Hmmm.