Coop lining out for winter??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by babychickfarmer, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    We can't get hay right now and it seems like this is going to be a thing where we can get it sometimes but not others. Dooes anyone else have this problem.
    what does everyone line thier coop with??
     
  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    wow, we have a ton of hay fo sale around here.
     
  3. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pine shavings in mine, they do a real good job keeping things dry and odor free.
     
  4. LindaN

    LindaN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a farmer, but isn't hay used for animal feed?

    I would be looking for straw -- which is mostly inedible stalks and therefore used as bedding. Straw should be much cheaper than hay.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    you right Linda...I use straw in the winter. It is ALOT cheaper.
     
  6. echix

    echix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're in Texas - we use Pine Shavings and add DE or Stall Dry to keep it dry....

    works well, if you're in cold climate - deep litter works well for it too! Straw got gooey and wet.... maybe the humidity!

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