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.
- lay out bags on the floor, cut top of bags open.
- with a hose or watering can, add 1- 1 ½ gallons of water per bag.
- after a minute the nuts will begin to expand.
- after around 30 minutes they will be ready.
- turn bags out and run through with a fork to ‘fluff-up’
Wood pellet animal bedding maintenance:
- remove solids and wet patches with a suitable fork to allow clean bedding to fall through.
- replace bedding that has been removed with an equal amount of pellets.
- 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!