I posted this under managing your flock,but...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jimz1, May 11, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used rye straw? I have a chance to get 200 bales for 25 cents a bale. Seems cheaper in the long run than anything else.
     
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not familiar with rye straw but I have used regular straw in my boxes before. What is the difference between the two??
     
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    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think wheat and oat straw is bigger as far as the diameter if the shaft. it's been a while since i've seen it.
     
  4. EquestrianGal

    EquestrianGal Out Of The Brooder

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    never used it for chickens, but used it some with horses in the past. it is longer (if I remember correctly), I found it harder to pick through in a stall b/c of that, but it kept the foals warm, clean, and dry just as well as regular straw.
     

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