acorn bark mulch for bedding?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plantguy90, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. plantguy90

    plantguy90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the hay, and pine shavings, but they toss them out faster than I can replace them, so I was wondering about using some leftover acorn bark mulch, its relatively soft, and comes in 1" size nuggets - I guess all I can do is try...
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    By acorn bark I'm assuming it is oak?
    Hardwood isn't good for bedding because if it gets wet it will grow a fungus causing respiratory disease.
    Bark mulch might be a different story.
     
  3. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they tossing it out of? Nesting boxes?
     
  4. plantguy90

    plantguy90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, yeah, nesting boxes. Having a lot of cracked eggs this season. Have oyster shells, and the new hens just started laying for a few weeks now. They started laying around 5 months instead of six.
     
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