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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

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    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

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    Nothing wrong with pine nedles, they will break down easily. But they are very pointy like needles!!
     
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