Has anyone used rye straw?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jimz1, May 11, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used rye straw for bedding? I have a chance to pick up some for $.25 per bale. The guy has about 200 bales that are 3 years old. I wanted to use straw because it is probably warmer than anything else, and pound for pound the cheapest.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use it. but it won't be as absorbent as wood shavings, and will be harder to clean up
     

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