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Bedding

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EggyTheHen, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. EggyTheHen

    EggyTheHen Out Of The Brooder

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    The hens love to scratch around and sit in the grass clippings in the garden after mowing. The seem to like it, but it is it good for them to sleep in at night? Or is straw better for them?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Grass clippings can get slimy pretty fast. A lot of folks use pine shavings. Also long blades of grass can cause impacted crops.
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Eggy. Welcome! [​IMG]A lot depends on your climate. You might like grass clippings as an ingredient of the deep litter bedding method, but as a bedding by itself, I don't think you would be happy, unless you dried it first.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Drumstick diva has made some good points about using grass as bedding so I'll just say hello and it's nice to have you here!
     
  7. EggyTheHen

    EggyTheHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice!
     

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