Good nesting material?

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

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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