Mini Flake bag
Mini Flake close-up
Mini Flake bag
Mini Flake close-up

Animal Bedding

Mini Flake

This super-absorbent, small-sized flake is ideal for stall bedding and results in less wasted bedding due to the smaller, uniform-sized flake.

We supply this product coast to coast.

Open the bag in stall and place 6 inches of shavings on the floor of the stalls to ensure a good level of comfort for the horse and an excellent absorption rate.

Saves Time and Money

Dust-free, super absorbent, and easy to pick-up.

All Natural

Made from eco-friendly softwood byproduct.

Readily Available

U.S. shipment points from coast to coast.

Convenient Bedding

Ideal for Stall Maintenance

Goat in pen

When choosing animal bedding, research shows that the most important factors are:

  • Consistency
  • Odor control
  • Absorbency
  • Comfort/Cushioning/Loft
  • Ease of use
  • Appearance

Our Mini Flake bedding meets all these demands. Super absorbent and made from an environmentally friendly softwood byproduct, this bedding is a great choice for livestock stalls.

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Frequently asked questions

There are lots of different wood-shaving varieties and species on the market. The bedding most widely available and popular is screened, kiln-dried pine wood shavings. Pine has naturally occurring, odor-absorbing oils that have antibacterial and ammonia-reducing properties which give pine its great aromatic scent.

In certain areas, other wood species such as aspen, cottonwood and poplar are offered and make very good bedding. These species are essentially scent-free and some customers prefer them for animals with respiratory sensitivities.

On the other end of the spectrum, eastern red cedar is used by many horse owners. This species is prized for its woodsy scent (think cedar closets) and odor-controlling properties. Studies show that it also repels flies, fleas and other insects.

When choosing a product, it’s important to understand the difference between the grades and determine how the product will be used before making a decision.

At first glance, it’s natural to assume the bale with the biggest number is a better value (e.g. 8 cubic feet for the Large Flake vs. 5.5 cubic feet for the Eco). This is definitely not the case if the specific characteristics and benefits of one of the smaller grades are most important.

When considering absorbency, comfort/cushioning/loft, ease-of-use and appearance, it gets a little more complicated. Every customer has their own preferences and requirements, which is why American Wood Fibers offers a full line of bedding products.

Of course, all owners of horses, livestock, and pets want to provide a safe and comfortable environment for their animals, while keeping costs and maintenance to a minimum. But there are certain aspects of animal bedding that everyone agrees are undesirable, including:

  • Excessive moisture
  • Excessive dust
  • Excessive large or irregular pieces (chunks, sticks, and bark, for example)
  • Poorly-filled bags
  • Bad seals, ripped bags
  • Certain species – for example, Black Walnut, which can cause laminitis in horses and should be avoided