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I would use pine shavings more so than straw because it absorbs better. when it gets really dirty that's a sign its time to  change it out. some people(depending on your climate) use sand and say it works great. For me the pie shavings don't work well in the nesting boxes, but I never found anything that works amazingly for it.

 

 

Hope this helps and I hope you have a good time with your chickens!

 

 

Also, welcome to byc!!! 

The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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Originally Posted by barneveldrerman View Post

I would use pine shavings more so than straw because it absorbs better. when it gets really dirty that's a sign its time to  change it out. some people(depending on your climate) use sand and say it works great. For me the pie shavings don't work well in the nesting boxes, but I never found anything that works amazingly for it.


Hope this helps and I hope you have a good time with your chickens!


Also, welcome to byc!!! 

I like sweet timothy hay for the nesting boxes. I buy it bagged for small animals in the pet section at Meijer. It's cut in nice sized lengths and fits it the boxes perfectly.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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Oh yes I forgot to mention my flooring is concrete!

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. For me the pie shavings don't work well in the nesting boxes, but I never found anything that works amazingly for it.

Nest boxes

In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag.

Frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

 

I have 65 trips around the sun it is the best method I have stumbled upon.

 

Make sure the twine is removed from the open end of the bag it can get tangled around your birds.

 

 


Edited by Hokum Coco - 12/9/15 at 2:25pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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