Dried banana leaf for bedding.

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I put dried banana leaves as a bedding. i chose them beacus they are not decomposing easily.
Is this ok to put mi chicks in.
 

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What a great question. I think banana leaves would be perfectly fine as a bedding. My only question is: As they decompose, do they separate into tough strings? Could they become either a crop binding issue or a wrapped around leg/wing/neck issue? Or If they are large could a chick get suffocated under?

Imp- Used to shop at a nursery that had an indoor banana plant, that did grow bananas.
 

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I think I would shred or chop them first. The other issue is that they are not absorbent and would need very frequent changing out.
 

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