sydney13

Songster
9 Years
Mar 11, 2010
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Massachusetts
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?
 

defenestra

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 13, 2010
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I have heard cedar shavings are bed for birds- gives them respiratory problems. I'd go with pine.
 

Lynn in Texas

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 8, 2010
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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.
 

baw4000

Hatching
7 Years
Feb 24, 2012
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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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