Dry Grass Bedding for a Coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oldpaths1611, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. oldpaths1611

    oldpaths1611 Out Of The Brooder

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    Currently, our coop sits directly on the ground. A friend reccomended we lay cut dry grass down. She has and says her chickens love it. Are there any advantages ar disadvanteges to laying down a bed of dry grass, or does it really matter at all? Thanks ahead for your answers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  2. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cut grass clippings in my nest boxes and my hens seem to like it. Plus it saves money because its free and since we have land there is plenty of it. My girls love nesting down in it and picking through it.
     
  3. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use grass clippings in the coop and run. My coop is 4'X7" and I cover the floor with a few inches and then just add to it for about 3-4 weeks. I'll rake it around a little to "bury" the manure. Then I remove it and add new. Also use clippings in the run and nest boxes. It is also a home for bugs which the girls like. I add clippings to the run area about every 2 weeks and replace these about every 3-4 months.
     

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