bedding when moving to coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JennB, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. JennB

    JennB Out Of The Brooder

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    we are getting ready to move the ladies to their house. i read somewhere that u should take some on the bedding in the brooder and move it to the coop because of the benefical bacteria. is this something i need to do?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    I have never heard of that. I think fresh bedding would be better instead of using old bedding that is dirty and old.
     
  3. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have heard of this, but I think you are only supposed to use the bottom stuff that's been there for a few weeks. I've never tried it, though, so I can't recommend it. Using new, fresh bedding may be a better "welcome home" gift for your hens, however. [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ick. Fresh bedding for my feathered friends, thank you very much. They'll soil it soon enough, trust me.
     
  5. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the idea is to bring the beneficial bacteria into the new "sterile" bedding to , perhaps, get a jump on any harmful bacteria that may try to proliferate. I wouldn't think that you would need much. What the heck, throw a scoop in there!
    We americans are germ-o-phobes. Perhaps a little dirt/beneficial bacteria would do us some good! [​IMG]
     

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