Can you use (spruce) mulch for bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GranolaLight, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. GranolaLight

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    We just bought a small chipper and it makes great mulch out of our crabapple branches.[​IMG]

    But what I am wondering, is if I could mulch a bunch of dry spruce branches to this size as well and use it for bedding in the coop, before it goes to a compost pile?

    They still have the needles on them. Would that make a difference?

    It would save me buying bales of pine shavings, and would help use up what looks to be an unlimited resource. (Once I drop the two poplars at the back and mix them in.
     

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