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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Newbeginning, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Newbeginning

    Newbeginning New Egg

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    Hi I am a new member, my brothers raised silkies as long as I can remember but I am a road island red fan. I'm getting 8 new pullets. Any information will help but my main question is about bedding. I have had people tell me everything from peanut hulls to sand with some cracked corn scattered to pine chips would do. I was hoping for some more suggestions
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Newbeginning, and [​IMG]! Happy you are joining the poultry universe! I agree with 1muttsfan's advice about visiting that link. Personally, for chicks I use pone shavings. For my hens in the coop I use hay or straw. I have sand down in the run to keep mud out of the coop. Good luck to you!
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    I use the DLM (deep litter method) with pine shavings for all my coops. About 5-6 inches in each coop once a year and it stays dry and odor free.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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