Can I use my shredded paper as nesting material ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DaFoz, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. DaFoz

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    Or would the assorted inks etc. cause them difficulties?
     
  2. BB3

    BB3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried it but it was messy, but some people do use it, but i worried about the ink from the newspapers that I used,
     
  3. byrandom

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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The ink materials aside, do you really want black eggs? [​IMG]

    THAT would be different! Any printed material is going to have ink rubbing off.
     
  5. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard it was messy too, but i do have an unlimited source of shredded paper. i was going to mix in a little with my pine shavings to cut down costs. the biggest problem I see with it is that if it gets wet it turns into mush, and mush takes longer to dry.
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes you can use it..

    just how wet are your nests??

    if it gets wet,,,,,change it..
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of my friends use it
    and they just rake it out the door to
    a waiting wheelbarrel.if it gets wet .
    its especially good if in the dead of winter or Rain
    u run out of your reg. bedding shreded Paper is a cost saver..I collected some from my neighbor.just in case.


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  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can use Stall dry into it instead
    of the shavings , if you want to save .
    Just my thoughts.
    LOL Im always looking for a way to
    save some $$$
    \\ Great job on the coop.
    sissy
     
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  9. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes you can use it..

    just how wet are your nests??

    if it gets wet,,,,,change it..

    I don't like it. When my chickens go in and out they bring in muddy toes (wet days) that gets the paper wet and it sticks to them. Also, when they poop, it gets matted and stuck on the chickens too. It is a consstant clean-up. I wont use it. JMO
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes you can use it..

    just how wet are your nests??

    if it gets wet,,,,,change it..

    I don't like it. When my chickens go in and out they bring in muddy toes (wet days) that gets the paper wet and it sticks to them. Also, when they poop, it gets matted and stuck on the chickens too. It is a consstant clean-up. I wont use it. JMO​

    are you referring to bedding on the floor? or in the nest?

    I can see how the paper would stick to a wet chicken.. However, if the paper is free, the problem is just asthetics.. I would still use it..
     

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