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  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should the bedding be in the coop. and is it ok that i use shaving in the nesting boxes?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you could put shavings 2 or 3in deep.an yes you can use shavings in the nestboxes.i like the shaving better than hay because it makes less mess.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Hay isn't the best bedding for most animals. They eat it, it is too warm and it can quickly go mouldy.

    Pine shavings are great.

    If you have space for depth, you could try deep-litter. This involves laying down a 6 inch layer to start, then adding more weekly, and raking the dirty litter under. The litter should be kept dry, and moved to the compost heap annually.
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out my page on using thedeep litter method. The DLM is usually used in coops with dirt floors, instead of wooden floors but we've had good luck using it.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:What a great page [​IMG]

    Good Job!
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:What a great page [​IMG]

    Good Job!

    Thank you so much! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     

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