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Poll Results: What is the best bedding for coop floors?

 
  • 12% (5)
    Wood Shavings
  • 34% (14)
    Pine Shavings
  • 0% (0)
    Aspen Shavings
  • 17% (7)
    Sand
  • 2% (1)
    Hay
  • 29% (12)
    Straw
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    Pea Gravel
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    Wood Pellets
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post #61 of 63
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Originally Posted by Reel Farm View Post

but the smell on some days omg but 98%

Ammonia build up is far more unhealthy to the birds then cold temps... If your nose detects the ammonia it's at a level that will start to cause respiratory irritation in the birds and could lead to other health issues...

A properly managed and ventilated coop should not stink to anywhere near a degree that causes irritation or a desire to yak...
Edited by MeepBeep - 3/7/16 at 1:35pm
post #62 of 63
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Originally Posted by MeepBeep View Post

Ammonia build up is far more unhealthy to the birds then cold temps... If your nose detects the ammonia it's at a level that will start to cause respiratory irritation in the birds and could lead to other health issues...

A properly managed and ventilated coop should not stink to anywhere near a degree that causes irritation or a desire to yak...

Good to know my chickens are my babies

Maybe I should have said 1 day out of 2-3 weeks it smells bad that's when I know turn and add straw. Then no smell for 2-3 weeks unless it gets warm outside then I keep heat on open the door let them come n go. I throw straw down on top of the snow for them so they can enjoy the daylight n fresh air. For us in -35 for a few months soon as it gets 0 I'm opening the door maybe not for very long but for a bit. Like today it's 25 door open all day. Heat still on inside lol hubby says I'm heating the outside.
post #63 of 63
I use pine shavings inside the coop And straw in the run only when it gets muddy in the spring. I get straw for free and still buy pine shavings. The pine seem to soak up better are easier to clean out and help with the smell. Plus in northern Wisconsin pine shavings are inexpensive.
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The Ladies - 5 white leghorn, 5 red sexlink, 5 black sexlink, 5 Sagitta pullets, 1 Sagitta roo.

Quail - 6 Texas A&M, 7 Jumbo, 4 Tibetan, 5 golden, 3 tuxedo

Turkeys - 5 broad breasted brown, 3 commercial white
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