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Issues with Straw?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by makemineirish, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. makemineirish

    makemineirish Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I had originally investigated straw to put on my vegetable garden. However, growers usually spray a broad spectrum pesticide on it before harvest that has a 500 day half life. Apparently, you should only use straw in your garden if you have an organic source - not likely.

    My native garden center sells "pine straw" by the bales to substitute. Is there any reason not to use pine needles in a chicken coop?
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    Nothing wrong with pine nedles, they will break down easily. But they are very pointy like needles!!
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