hen bedding and vaccinations?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scottchy, May 18, 2012.

  1. scottchy

    scottchy In the Brooder

    Does anyone know if it's ok to use pine, spruce, fir all mixed together for hen bedding instead of just straight pine? If its not ok can anyone please let me know why it's not good? Also is it necessary to get my hens vaccinated as I want to raise them naturally. Thanks for reading, Scott
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    You can use most any wood chips for bedding except cedar, and even that is debatable. Just be sure there are not a lot of fumes in the coop. If it's sufficiently ventilated, there shouldn't be.

    I've never had chicks vaccinated for anything. here's a good article:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
     
  3. scottchy

    scottchy In the Brooder

    Thank you very much flockwatcher i appreciate the advice and had a good read at the same time.

    Cheers
    Scott[​IMG]
     
  4. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Songster

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    Yea i agree with Her
     
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