Hay Alternatives

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by team_realtree, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a nice supply of hay bales sitting in the field that my coop is in. The bales have been sold so I no longer have any until the next cut. Could I just use green hay that hasn`t been dried? I don't want to spend any money on pine bedding or anything like that.
     
  2. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look under your power grass mower's frame after mowing a lawn ... eyeball the solid grass residue... then decide if it will be of much use with added chicken exrement.
     
  3. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YUCK! [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, you've gotta be real careful with hay. It's because it will mold very easily, so you've gotta change it up often. Mold can give chickens a respiratory problem. So, I would only use dried hay. I used some hay before because I got 35 bales for $1.00 each, and that was a real good deal, but I could see what they were talking about. Most people use either straw or wood shavings.
     

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