All natural wood pellets for animal bedding
Wood pellets keep your horse dry and safe from bacteria
Wood pellets are the most eco-friendly, efficient and comfortable way to keep a horse warm and dry in its stable, as when soaked in water, wood pellets create an absorbent, comfortable and firm bedding area. When choosing bedding for your horse, it is important to take many factors into consideration.
Urine absorption is crucial; one kilogram of wood pellets absorbs up to a massive three kilograms of urine (which is more than the commonly used straw),which means that labour costs and material costs are greatly reduced. This factor goes hand in hand with the controlling of ammonia and odours in the stable. Horse urine has a strong and distinctive smell, and the more effectively the bedding can handle this, the happier both horse and owner will be. Ammonia can be a serious risk to a horse’s health, and the bacteria in the horse urine creates this, however wood pellets absorb such a great amount of waste that the control of ammonia and odor is naturally controlled alongside the absorption.
Wood pellets are the ideal horse bedding , not only for the horse but for the owner, as wood pellets are simple to use and last for a long time. Once the bedding has been watered, it should be placed in the stable via wheelbarrow and scattered into the stable until a satisfactory level of bedding has been reached. Cleaning out the stable has been made easier by shovels which are designed to let dry pellets flake away while the soiled ones can be picked up, another labour-reducing benefit of using wood pellets. Once the soiled bedding has been cleared, fresh bedding can be sprayed with water and added to the middle of the stable.
The fact that wood pellets are naturally free of preservatives and allergens means there are no specific health risks to your horse by using them, therefore pellets come with peace of mind. All of these positive factors conclude that wood pellets are not only the most satisfactory solution for the upkeep and well being of a horse, but greatly reduce labor costs, carbon footprint and well-being worries for the owner.
Lumber Jack Poultry and Game Bedding
Wood Pellet bedding for:
Chickens, Ducks and other poultry Pellets are 100% sterile and made from top-quality virgin wood fiber materials with no additives of any kind, making them the perfect bedding material for your flock.
Containing a lower moisture content than freshly cut timber, (typically <6%) helps to greatly reduce the occurrence of molds, hock burn, spores and mites resulting in a healthier and happier flock.
- You will notice a decrease in ammonia gas in your barn. The Aspen has a natural ammonia absorber.
- You will notice less capping when you use wood pellets as bedding, so less topping-up and a reduced incidence of hock burn.
- Birds will be warm, dry and more active.
The most important things to remember regarding your choice of bedding is that it should be:
- Dust Free
- Mold Free
- Ammonia Free
Ammonia is a strong smelling chemical produced in the feces and can reduce a bird`s ability to fight infection if it is allowed to build up in unchanged bedding.By using the wood based product as bedding for poultry, ammonia levels in the barn stay low or are absent for a complete production cycle. Thus, blindness in poultry due to high levels of ammonia can be avoided. This results in better mobility, and accordingly in better growth of poultry, compared to conventional poultry bedding. Also, as ammonia is absorbed in the wood based product, no nitrogen is released to the air.
The bedding formed from the wood based product is initially dry and stays dry for a complete production cycle. The bedding absorbs all or almost all moisture out of poultry waste. The dry bedding provides better feet quality and less joint strain. Thus, poultry have better mobility and better feed/water access, which increases growth rates. There is no moisture to attract flies. Black wing beetles almost never infest the bedding. The dry environment provides less stress on the respiratory system of the poultry. The bedding stays soft and less abrasive on breasts of poultry because no or only a little caking of the fibres occurs in the bedding. This lowers the likelihood of infection from open wounds.