Equinola Horse bedding for chickens?

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  1. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    I was at the feed store today and saw Equinola horse bedding. At only £6 for a huge bale I thought it looked like lovely stuff for deep litter in my coop. Has anyone else tried this? It has lemon tree oil in it, but otherwise it’s just chopped, dust extracted, rape seed straw. Can’t see any reason not to give it a try?
    http://www.bedwellbedding.co.uk/horse.html
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Tea tree oil...that has lemon like scent.
    Wonders why they add that, already bugs in it?
    Wonders what this stuff is too:
    "“Equinola” includes a natural bitter tasting herbal mix to deter animals from eating the bedding."

    Interesting, hope you (we) get some feedback, I'm curious.

    Looks like they have poultry bedding too...also rapeseed straw...
    ... also treated "treated against bacterial and fungal challenge."
    but they don't say treated with what.
     
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    Hmmm yes, good point @aart Anyone got any ideas?
     
  4. Texas Kiki

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    I wonder if tea tree oil is edible?
    I have no clue...just wondering if it would do harm if chickens ate some??


    I would give it a try and see it it works out.
    After I make sure tea tree oil isn't harmful though.
     
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