Dog hair in nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by watchdogps, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After brushing about a cocker spaniel sized mound of hair off my dogs last night, I wondered if I might be able to use that in my nest boxes when I get them?
     
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I guess you could use it if you really wanted to. You could also go on Etsy.com and have your fur turned into a felted likeness of your dog, also a possibility. Ha ha
     
  3. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard pet hair is not a good idea.. gets tangled in chickens' feet. There may be other reasons... I've just never heard of using pet hair for nesting material.[​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't imagine it would be good for the chickens digestive track. You'd be pulling out of their rear end. Chickens eat everything, including hair.
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eww..nevermind! I was just thinking they might like it, since we are told to throw it in the yard for wild birds to use for their nests.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL... I read a post on here where someone pulled a long hair out of their chicks rear end. Bleh! I've done it to our dog once, but not a chick. Thank goodness for rubber gloves. [​IMG]
     
  7. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also chop it up finely and add it to your compost
     
  8. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for making me spew my coffee.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've put dog hair and dryer lint out for the wild birds and they are too afraid of it to take it for their nests. I had heard somewhere that dog hair could keep predators away but that doesn't work for me. Had to laugh about the "cocker spaniel sized," lump of hair combed out of the dogs. I used to raise show Cockers so that brought back some memories .
     
  10. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for making me spew my coffee.

    Now imagine wearing it in the rain!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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