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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

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    What should you put in the nesting box to make them comfy? (BTW its for silkies)
     

  2. chicknerd

    chicknerd Songster

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    We use hay.

    They seem to like it a lot.
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I use pine shavings with a topcoat of hay.
     
  4. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

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    ok thxxxxxxx a lottt [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    Yeah I use, Hay,staw, pine shavings.... haha I use all different stuff [​IMG]
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    In my egglayers layers for eating I use straw. In my breeding pens I use pine shavings. They last a whole lot longer and dry out poo if they poop in the nest boxes. I just use what ever is used on the floor. My egg layer coop is huge and it would take a lot of pine shavings to cover the floor.

    -Nate
     
  7. jeb251

    jeb251 Songster

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    I mostly use grass clippings but I have used straw pine shavings and even shreaded junk mail
     

  8. secuono

    secuono Songster

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    I only use pine shavings, the biggest problem is those crazy hens pick a fav box and ignore the others, lol!
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Coop bedding is pine straw or pine shavings (which ever we have around) and the nest we use pine straw. Keeps odor down, the girls have a hard time kicking it out and it's the basic idea of how a nest looks.
     
  10. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

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    how much do you put in it?
     

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