I live in the Mojave Desert (very dry climate) things tend to not mold or rot here. I grow bamboo for a privacy fence I Love Bamboo. I want to get chickens, I've never had them, so this is going to be a new thing for me. My question is: Can I use the Bamboo leaves for bedding for the chickens as a replacement for straw or shredded newspaper? Any suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks!