No bedding due to louse and mite infestation. As liners for nest boxes we, my son and I, used rubber drawer liners purchased at LOWES. It keeps eggs from breaking if cut to fit the nest box and they are easy to remove, clean with warm soapy water, dry and replace. No haven for bugs....sweet. lol. In your watered, it helps to add vitamins and minerals for poultry. These packets can be purchased at your local feed store. Make sure you read and follow directions on the packet as to how much to add to so many gallons of water. This will help them stay healthy especially when stressed out during hot/cold weather. Make sure you have some kind of grit for them to eat such as very small rocks. Not pebbles. Chickens have to have grit to grind the food up in their crop. If they're running loose in the yard, they'll find their own but if not, you'll have to provide it. A five gallon bucket of lime fines from a quarry will work. Also keep some oyster shell free choice as this provides calcium for the egg shells so they won't break easy. Didn't realize there was so much to it did you? Lol. Its fun and they are quite entertaining. When they're happy and healthy and laying, its quite satisfying. The eggs are really good! By the way, they love fresh green grass and the bugs that hide in them.