Low maintenance nesting material for holiday care

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RedKell, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. RedKell

    RedKell Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, as the title suggest I am after suggestions on what would be the best lowest maintenance material to use in the nest boxes and coop. I am going on holiday for 7 weeks, and my teenage daughter will be staying home looking after all the animals. While I am confident she will feed them etc, I have my doubts as to how often and how well she will clean out the coop.
    I currently just use shredded paper in both. I can pull the paper out of the main coop, so she can just hose it out. What would be best in the nest boxes?
    Suggestions please :) Thanks
     
  2. bigmrg74

    bigmrg74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better training for the daughter is the easiest solution for ya. [​IMG]
     
  3. RedKell

    RedKell Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Ha!!! Been trying to train her for years! I'm just happy she has promised to feed them all (1 dog, 1 cat, 5 birds, 4 chooks and a pond full of fish)
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

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  5. Ankhdad

    Ankhdad Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you using anything else on top of the bag? straw, hay?
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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