Coconut Fiber Bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by casscapp3, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. casscapp3

    casscapp3 New Egg

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    Hello Everyone!

    Does anyone have experience with using coconut fiber bedding inside their coop? or inside the run?

    My local feed store sells Coconut Cowboy and I wanted to give it a try. They say it is a great soil amendment and lasts longer than traditional pine shavings. I know that it is more expensive than traditional bedding but it would be worth it for a better product.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I did a search here and didn't find anything but this....I'm wondering if the coconut product might be dusty.
    I use kiln dried pine shavings and totally change them out every six months, but I use a roost board too.
    10-15 dollars a year is pretty hard to beat and I've found them to be excellent at drying out poops, easy to mix up and hot composts pretty well.
     
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  3. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, love it. Drive from SD city to Escondido to buy it by the bale.
     

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