i know wood shavings seem to be the litter of choice, but i have access to all the straw i would need for about $2 a bale (as compared to the $5 they charge you at the supply store for a much smalled bale of the wood shavings) from a farmer down the road. however, that got me thinking, i've got alot of yard here at my little 4 acre "farm" in grass that i am mowing for no particular reason. i was thinking of planting a small plot of wheat and cutting my own straw for the coop litter. i'd like to know if anyone else has done this. i'm not sure where i would get the seed or how exactly to grow it or cut it, but plan to start researching all of this a.s.a.p., just curious if anyone out there in backyard chickenland is doing the ol' "grow your own" thing. thanx for any info you might have on this.