Two horses in different stables nuzzling.

Why choose wood pellets for your animal bedding?

1. Safety and Comfort

  • Wood pellets are much more absorbant than straw, shavings & wood chip as they have such a low moisture content. They quickly absorb moisture and odour and prevent seepage between matting and floor providing a healthy & deodourised environment for your horse or other animal.
  • Wood pellets expand up to three times in volume when exposed to moisture, providing a soft ‘cushion like’ bed.
  • Wood pellets provide a sterile bedding as they are heat treated to high temperatures during production, removing tars, oils, hydrocarbons & other potential allergens.
  • Wood pellets are screened and double dust extracted during production and bagging.
  • All of our wood pellets are made from 100% softwood with no hardwood.
  • Their compact size makes wood pellets easy to transport and store.

2. Environmentally Friendly

  • Wood pellets are produced from sustainable sources.
  • They are bio-degradable.
  • Wood pellets rot down quickly & reduce muck heap area by up to 50%!
  • They are a 100% natural product with no chemicals, glues or toxins.
  • Wood pellets save money on new bedding, labour and transport costs as bedding needs changing less often.
  • They require less space for storage as only 1-2 bags per stall per week are needed (based on average 12’x 12’ area.

How to use wood pellets for animal bedding:

If you are starting from scratch in a standard sized stall, for a half bed use 4-6 bags and for a full deep litter bed use 6-10 bags.

  1. lay out bags on the floor, cut top of bags open.
  2. with a hose or watering can, add 1- 1 ½  gallons of water per bag.
  3. after a minute the nuts will begin to expand.
  4. after around 30 minutes they will be ready.
  5. turn bags out and run through with a fork to ‘fluff-up’

Wood pellet animal bedding maintenance:

  1. remove solids and wet patches with a suitable fork to allow clean bedding to fall through.
  2. replace bedding that has been removed with an equal amount of pellets.
  3. either damp the pellets before putting in with the bed or leave them to absorb residual moisture and break up on their own.

Result – happy, clean horse (or other animal!), reduced waste and less time taken!

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