Bedding in coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Morgan7782, May 23, 2010.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    My soon to be 8 week old chicks are going out perm. this week. No heat lamp, but they seem to do fine and are pretty feathered out. I was curious though, should I use pine shavings or straw for the coop and nest box bedding? (on a budget) Which would be best? It's around 46-50 here at night, and will only get warmer. Any advice would be good!
  2. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use pine shavings for the floor and nest boxes when the time comes they lay the pine shavings deep litter method makes it so much easier to keep clean and it helps them stay warm in the winter.
    As for the nesting boxes I will use it there because again easy to clean from what I know with My friends chickens they are messy when they lay. I have seen people use both so I fell it is whatever you choose to use.

    Good Luck to you

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