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Bedding Chopped Cardboard

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ullie, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read a couple good reviews about this, especially that it is not dusty.

    Wondered if anyone here uses it and if so where did you purchase it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Anna-MN

    Anna-MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have honestly never heard of this, but I really like the idea! I hope someone on here has some experience with it...
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to me that chopped cardboard would tend to hold moisture.

    Chris
     
  4. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and that is a good thing!
     
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I would be concerned with toxicity if the cardboard had any ink about it. If it holds a lot of moisture it could possibly bring forth mold problems too. I've seen there is an Arm & Hammer natural pet bedding now on the market which is made from cellulose fibers. It also contains their odor absorbing baking soda. I'm still in debate about using this type of bedding in a baby chick brooder. We bought several bags of this because it was for sale at a greatly reduced price at an Amish discount store. So, needless to say I have LOTS of bags of this. I'll do a review if we ever decide to use it at Red Barn Farms. The first thing I noticed was the large size of the bedding. It's not small ground by any means.
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Actually, no it isn't. Sure it'll soak up the moisture but it will hold it and not dry out.
     

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