Leaves for Bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MiRIR, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. MiRIR

    MiRIR Out Of The Brooder

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    All the leaves in my yard and the little amount of money in my pocket have got me thinking. Has anyone ever used leaves as shavings/bedding? If so how do you?
     
  2. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have leaves in my pen from the trees it makes a pretty good bedding but it does eventually break down and wont absorb anything i always rake out the old leaves every winter and spring are u planning on using it in the hen house or in the run personally i would use a dirt floor and rake over it every now and then to get the poop out
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  3. ChicksDigWorms

    ChicksDigWorms Out Of The Brooder

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    Dirt floor is much easier to manage
     

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