best bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sydney13, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now in my coop ive been using some left over straw im almost out and i will need to buy some new bedding.
    which bedding would you use? i have chicks but when they get older should i use cedar to stop bugs?
    ive heard that its good to put down pine shavings and straw over that. is this true?
     
  2. defenestra

    defenestra Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard cedar shavings are bed for birds- gives them respiratory problems. I'd go with pine.
     
  3. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have pine shavings and hay, its lovely and solt and keeps them warm. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lynn in Texas

    Lynn in Texas Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi ya'll - I'm using pine shavings and the deep bed system - have been VERY satisfied with it and so have the chickens. Be sure to ask for the large fluffy shavings and not the ones that look like sawdust - most feed stores (at least in Texas) stock both kinds.
     
  5. baw4000

    baw4000 New Egg

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    You shouldnt use and kind of wood dust because it causes respitory problems. i use bed shaving just like you would use in a rabbit or hamster cage.
     

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