1. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best thing to use in the nest box itself. I have pine shavings on the floor of the coop and in the nest boxes right now. The Delightful Dozen are only 8 weeks old, so I have time, but I wondered if I need straw, hay or something different for the nest boxes when the time comes?
     
  2. Dilly

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    Poeple use both straw and shavings. I prefer shavings for easy cleanup. Straw can get so nasty.
     
  3. Dilly

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    Hey Linda, I made that PVC feeder. Also posted a pic of it in that thread. Came out wonderful. Love it.

    Dilly
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    try to find a cardboard box (with low sides) that matches the size of your nesting boxes...
    Now I have silkies (they do not roost and like to all sleep together piled in with each other) and so I use low-sided cardboard boxes (filled with shavings) for them to sleep in... after a while I notice the bottom is really damp and gunky and then I just throw them away and get a "new" one (free at grocery store>I use the ones the apples and oranges and such come in)
     
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  5. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dilly, I think I am going to get the materials for that feeder tomorrow - I will go look at the pictures too.

    Thanks all for the advice, I kept seeing straw being talked about and wondered if I was doing it wrong. Always seeking advice on each step!
     

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