1. rweirich

    rweirich Hatching

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    New to site not sure if I posted in place. anyway Whats the best thing to use on the coop floor?
     
  2. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover In the Brooder

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    wood shavings!
     
  3. livestock101

    livestock101 In the Brooder

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    In the past we've used wood shavings, straw and sand. Hands down wood shavings have been the best but straw is much cheaper.
     
  4. akyramoto

    akyramoto Songster

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    i use straw - heres a little tip i discovered last year - call around to your local drugstores & markets about thanksgiving time - they use alot of straw bales for display & you can get them for REALLY cheap or nothing!! I got about 10 bales last year for free!! [​IMG]
     
  5. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    wood shavings....I use the deep litter method.

    My tip: go to your local cabinet store (or lumber mill if you have one nearby)....ask for the shavings. I get all mine for FREE.

    I don't like straw cuz it makes it easier for mites and lice to hide (YUK), but I do use just a little in the nest box as they like to "nest around" in it.

    Sandra
     
  6. akyramoto

    akyramoto Songster

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    Quote:oooh thats a good one! I think my closest mill actually bags theirs & sells it. I'll try it anyways though!
     
  7. Rod.Stan

    Rod.Stan Hatching

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    but straw is much cheaper.

    This depends on where you live I pay $2.00 per bale of straw and $5.00-$10.00 for a dump truck load of fresh dry shavings.

    I use shavings on the floor and straw in the houses​
     

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