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Can I use paper????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowchickensmomma, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    I was wondering if you can use shredded paper instead of pine shavings in the coop. I have a lot of shredded paper. Maybe I can recycle it one more time! Any suggestions?

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    dont see why not.
  3. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    It will make a mess and stink in short order.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I use shredded nespaper in the coop. Works well if it stays dry. Wicks away the moisture.
    Put down a thick layer of non shredded newspaper first. Then when your cleaning you can just roll it up.
    It seems like you need a lot- I put it down about 6 inches deep, but the chickens flatten it in a day or so.


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