Good nesting material?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poliwag, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Songster

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    I have had serveral broken/fractured eggs and I am getting sick of it. I once did have sugar cane mulch in the nexting boxes but my chooks stratched it all out. Any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. farmerKEN

    farmerKEN In the Brooder

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    I just use an inch of pine shavings with a lip so they cant scratch it out and have yet to find a cracked egg.
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    I use coastal bermuda hay... works great, weaves together nice and tight... [​IMG]
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

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    My hens love shavings. I do not have cracked eggs. I put in about three inches in nest box.
     
  5. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    I've always used wheat straw. The hens seem to like it, no cracked eggs, it's cheap & it keeps the eggs clean too.
     
  6. Poliwag

    Poliwag Songster

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    I have put some of the cane mulch I had left and some shreded up dead leaves into the nesting boxes. Hopefully it will do.

    Thanks to all who replied [​IMG]
     

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