Bedding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nick Edmonds, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Nick Edmonds

    Nick Edmonds Hatching

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    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted some feedback on some old hay I have been given, I am worried that there could be mites or other nasties that will make my birds ill. it does not smell fresh but appears clean. What would you do ? Is it worth the risk ?
     
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Throw it away and use straw or wood shavings.
     
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  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I would not risk it, mold is sometimes hard to see in hay probably why it smells old but looks clean.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Both mold and mites are a possibility...agrees it should not be used as chicken bedding.
    Is it in bales or....?
    Bales might be used as a 'bale garden'.
    Did you want to use it in the coop or the run?
    What does your run look like?

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