1. SeanBlack

    SeanBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be getting my first chickens shortly and im just curious if barley would be a good bedding if not what would
     
  2. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how old they are. If they are chicks then you could place wood shavings. If they are full grown then you could make a roost, and place hay in the nest boxes.
     
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  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A compressed bale/bag of pine shavings only cost about $4 at Tractor Supply (a little goes a long way).
    That's the best.
    You can also use straw or hay; whatever you have laying around.
    In the fall you can use raked leaves.
    My first choice is the pine shavings because it is very absorbent and smells good.
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