Material for nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bcook0315, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Bcook0315

    Bcook0315 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone --
    I am new to this just starting my first flock. Was wondering, can pine shavings be used for the nesting box? I live in Vegas and getting hay isn't easy for such a small flock. I really don't havea good place to store the bale. Thanks.
     
  2. Sharon2012

    Sharon2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm planning on using. Although I will warn you they will drag every bit of it from the boxes for a while. Mine think I put it there just to play with LOL
     
  3. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use straw just now, cuz it's what we had. Six chickens, 2 nesting boxes and they ALL use the same one! Some like it pretty bare and some like it over-stuffed...they're constantly "rearranging the furniture" in there, LOL
     
  4. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have access to shredded paper, you can use that too.
     
  5. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut hanging plant liners for wire plant baskets (I think they are coconut fiber) to fit my nest boxes. I screw them in with short self tapping screws so the hens can't pull them out.
     

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