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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 Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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 Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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

    CT
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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