Has anyone used rye straw?

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

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Coleman, Wi
    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

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    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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