1. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    we're rescuing over 20 chickens on thursday, i'm going to start to build the coop today, my questions is what kind of bedding can i use for the nest? i ive on a horse farm and have lots of pm6 grass, just wondering if i can use that our use straw?
     
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used hay but I will have to change that because they eat it. Straw is best and I want to get some of that but it is really expensive for me down here in arkansas. I just don't buy much of it for that reason. If you have access to it I would use the straw. Oh and by the way are you a Kansas person? I am moving back home to Kansas this fall. Hope to meet ya all some time.

    Arklady
     
  3. kansas_twister

    kansas_twister Out Of The Brooder

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    i have axcess to straw and we will be growing pm6 grass for our horses that's why i thought it owuld be good for bedding.

    i guess i am, been living in kansas ofor almost 2 years now...i'm in sw. kansas what aprt are you moving to?
     
  4. way2cross

    way2cross Out Of The Brooder

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    Would pine straw be included in straw? Or are you speaking of more like hay??[​IMG]
     
  5. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pine shavings work best for nesting. Straw is hollow and provides a place for lice and mites to live and grow. If hay gets damp it can become moldy.
     

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