This might be better for the livestock side, but because of where it will end, I am hoping the gardening/composting crew can answer my question.
I layer my chicken tractor/coop with straw, but last time I went to buy a bale, they were out of straw. (don't want hay)
I bought a bale of pine shavings.
Question.....will it be fine to throw the shavings straight on my garden to till up in April as I do the straw/manure, or should I put it on my compost pile to let it break down longer?
I have never used pine shavings and don't know how quick it breaks down as compared to straw.
Thanks in advance.