Chicken farmer in the making

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AnaliaK, May 25, 2016.

  1. Hi,
    I'm really, really new on keeping chickens. So far, we have built the coop and run. We hope to have chickens within the next 2 weeks. I need some advice on bedding for the run and the coop please? I live on the coast in South Africa, near Cape Town.
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. We have a very active greeter here that is from South Africa, "CTKen" I am sure he will come across your post and will provide excellent information for you.

    You may want to put "South Africa," in the search box to see if there is a thread for your country. Have you checked out the Learning Center, it is a great place to start a poultry education.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. There are many options for coop bedding, but personally i use dried grass clippings and leaves - they cost nothing and make a great, almost work-free bedding. Maybe type "coop bedding options" and "run flooring options" in the search box and see what pops up to get a good idea of the kinds of things members use.

    Good luck

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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