Are Pine Needles(straw) ok to use in nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fresheggs4u, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2007
    I have a lot of pine needles this year and was wondering if they are ok to use in the nesting boxes. I have been using pine shaving and they kick them out everyday. What do you think?
  2. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Pine needles are rather pokey. They may work, but don't ask us, ask your birds. If their feathers and scales keep them from getting poked, who are we to argue. If you start finding eggs on the ground, you will have your answer.
  3. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Works fine. This is what I have used for many years.

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