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  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am needing to build some nest boxes for my banties. What do you fill the boxes with and where do you get it? How much is it?[​IMG]
     
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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I use straw but most people like to use pine shavings. Straw is 4.50 a bail.[​IMG]
     
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You [​IMG] .Where can you get the straw?
     
  4. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im going to use straw or shavings. i noticed my local ACE Hardware carries it. We have ONE feed store, and they are astronomical in rates.
     
  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use sand in the coop but shavings in the nests. I got a huge bag at TSC for $4.99.
     
  6. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now I have clay cat litter in the bottom of the chicken house. Its easy to scoop out the droppings with an scoop. I am going to make neast boxes How deep dose the nest box stuff have to be? What size box should they be for some banties ? Thank you everyone for all the help [​IMG]
     
  7. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Like PP said, TSC cheapest for pine shavings. Need about 3"-4" deep so be sure the front of your nest boxes has a lip to keep shavings in when the girls go scratching around in them. Good luck
    Erik
     
  8. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use dried lawn clippings for the nest boxes. Free and the hens like it more than hay or wood chips.
     
  9. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] thease are all great I will be now mowing the lawn lol [​IMG]
     

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