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Alright.

I've used:
Straw
Hay
Pine shavings

Now I've seen and heard great things about hemp bedding.

I plan to try it, but I'd like to hear what other people have experienced with it.
post #2 of 5

Haven't used it but pine horse stall shavings are really hard to beat.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5

Hemp is not readily available in the States, but a lot of folks use it where it is readily available.

I think it's most comparable to hay, I've never laid hands on it tho.

 

Agrees its hard to beat pine shavings for floor bedding and I like straw for nest bedding.

I'll toss a flake of hay out in the run as a winter boredom buster/nutrition enhancer. 

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 5
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In the US it's pretty easy to get it. American hemp llc has it and places like petsmart have the small animal hemp bedding.
And new country organics has it as well.

From what I've been looking at and reading it lasts longer than shavings, and is great for deep littler bedding.
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In the US it's pretty easy to get it. American hemp llc has it and places like petsmart have the small animal hemp bedding.
And new country organics has it as well.

From what I've been looking at and reading it lasts longer than shavings, and is great for deep littler bedding.

Oh, well, I didn't know that...probably out of my budget and am not an 'organics' marketing consumer.

I only need to change out my floor shavings once a year, but use a poop board. One bale each of straw and hay lasts me about a year.

Check the search link I provided, I'm sure you'll find others who like to use help bedding.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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