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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #12772 of 180043/18/16 at 8:26ampost #12773 of 180043/18/16 at 8:55ampost #12774 of 180043/18/16 at 9:16amQuote:
Straw is my preference too....
mostly because I use it for everything (nesting boxes, ground cover, bedding, mulch, etc)
Edited by JShubin - 3/18/16 at 9:23ampost #12775 of 180043/18/16 at 9:24amQuote:If you raise a whole bunch of chicks every year and they're in your house you would think differently. They are fine for s few days but once they get moving and scratching then straw
Edited by roosterhavoc - 3/18/16 at 9:29ampost #12776 of 180043/18/16 at 9:29amI place straw on the floor to work their legs and have them scratching, and shavings in the coop.. guess it really depends on how often you clean out. I like cleaning every morning when I set out feed and place meal worms once a week so they'll go crazy looking through the straw.. to each their own thoughpost #12777 of 180043/18/16 at 9:51amQuote:Originally Posted by GallosConMadre
I place straw on the floor to work their legs and have them scratching, and shavings in the coop.. guess it really depends on how often you clean out. I like cleaning every morning when I set out feed and place meal worms once a week so they'll go crazy looking through the straw.. to each their own though
awesome.. The straw really gets them scratching, especially if its not normally in there.
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I breed and raise meal worms.. do you raise them as well?post #12778 of 180043/18/16 at 9:52ampost #12779 of 180043/18/16 at 9:58amQuote:I have 3 coops with shavings inside but I don't live there. Then straw or nothing in the other 51 pens. Depends totally on how many birds you have what is practical to doOriginally Posted by GallosConMadre
I place straw on the floor to work their legs and have them scratching, and shavings in the coop.. guess it really depends on how often you clean out. I like cleaning every morning when I set out feed and place meal worms once a week so they'll go crazy looking through the straw.. to each their own thoughpost #12780 of 180043/18/16 at 11:43amLol.. I hear ya.. it is time consuming.. im just up super early.. love the morning time before anyone is up. (Kids and wife) I get up at 3:45 and im out there normally from 4-6am with all the roosters crowing.. headlamp on ready to go.. closest thing to me time that I get..lol.. and we keep our meal worms in 20 gallon tank.. kids love seein em
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