has anyone used shredded cardboard for bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Yardfarm Family, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Yardfarm Family

    Yardfarm Family Out Of The Brooder

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    A local feed store is selling bags of it as recycled "green" animal bedding. Do you think it would work well? I am 4months into raising chicks and I'm trying to find a dust less option instead of pine shavings for in the coop. I would greatly appreciate any opinions on what works best. Thanks
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shredded paper might well hold moisture, leading to mildew and such.

    The chickens digging around in the litter whether wood or paper will produce a certain amount of dust. I am not aware that dust in chickens' environment would be a problem. Mine deliberately dig and make their own dust baths.

    Many choices.

    Chris
     

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