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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 6keets, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. 6keets

    6keets In the Brooder

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    :confused:What does your hen prefere for nesting : timothy grass or straw
    Which is better?
    Is there anything else that can be used?
    Thanks for imput:D
     
  2. My girls prefer straw before grass here, but really hadn't offered anymore than that.
     
  3. poppycat

    poppycat Songster

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    Mine prefer pine shavings and so do I[​IMG]
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

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    I've only used straw and pine bedding. I prefer the pine bedding. The hens use what I provide in the nest boxes.[​IMG]
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
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    I've always used timothy hay, mainly because I usually have some sort of livestock that eats hay....
     
  6. JudyMcKinn

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    I use pine shavings. Seems to keep things dry and clean.
     
  7. silkhope

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    Straw, even though I have one girl that likes to scratch it all out of every box!!!!
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    Straw over anything else I have ever used.
     
  9. chickbea

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    I use a mixture of shavings and horse hay.
     
  10. akyramoto

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    i usually use straw, but i filled a tub with pine shavings, the eggs that were laid in the shavings had to be rinsed when brought into the house cuz all the shaivngs stuck to the outside. so I personally prefer straw.
     

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