Discussion in 'Geese' started by worms7, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2015
    What would you use for bedding for my geese. Straw or hay
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I don't like either and the reason is they don't absorb, shavings to me is the best I buy the kind for horse bedding it absorbs much better than either you mentioned and I can go in and shovel out the wet and turn it over and it's ready for the day. I use deep bedding in my houses.
    Now if for some reason you can get shavings then I would have to say hay. straw can also bring in lice since it's hollow. You'll find hay and straw pack down and get nasty real quick.
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  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Agree with Miss Lydia - straw and hay are not good for bedding.

    I use wood pellets. As they're widely used for furnaces here in Denmark, they're available not only in feed stores but in hardware stores too.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
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  4. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    I used wood shavings from tractor supply, at one point I had a large kiddie pool with 12 baby geese (1-2 weeks), the wood shavings would last up to 5 days before needing to be changed. It could've been left even longer but I like to keep it fresh. If I can't stand in it then I won't make them stand in it!

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