I'm so indecisive. Bedding for inside the coop, outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cupman, May 31, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    So I asked this question a few days ago and I don't mean to repeat myself but today is the day I'm going to pick up the stuff and I wanted to hear some final suggestions. I have a coop/run combination.

    What do you suggest for inside the coop for bedding?

    What do you suggest for inside the run for bedding?

    One thing to note: I live around the Portland, Oregon area, so it's cloudy and rainy and nearly June... so we do get a bit of rain.

    http://www.mtscottfuel.com/bark.html - this is the place I was planning on ordering from, so there's a view of their bark selection. Thank you.
  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    I'm also from the Pacific Northwest. I use Nature's Choice pine pellet bedding in the coop. It's the same material I use for my horses. It's super absorbent, clean, and keeps the coop smelling fresh. In my smaller coop run, which is about 30'x60', I use saw dust. The chickens love to scratch around and bathe in it.
  3. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Right on okay. I was at the feed store this morning getting my chickens some more food and I saw these pine pellets for bedding but they were around the horse stuff, so I was a little confused.. thinking horses don't really need pellet bedding, anyways it sounds like the same stuff I was looking at. Thanks.

    One last question: a 30x60 foot run, that's good sized, how many yards do you think it takes in sawdust to blanket that?
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Pine shavings inside. Ground outside. [​IMG]
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I use pine chips in the coop. I use a litter box scooper to scoop the poop.

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