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 In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2012
    Mchenry County, Il
    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 Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    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.


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