Nest Litter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    What are you folks using for nest litter? What is best? How often do you change it?
     
  2. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 hens laying (5 growing up). I have 3 nest boxes. 2 of them have wood shavings like on the floor, the third one has straw. I have 1 hen that prefers straw, 4 that prefer the wood shavings and 1 that doesn't care where (or in what) she lays (yesterday's egg was on the floor in the corner by the waterer).

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  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use shredded paper. I have a lot of paperwork for work so there is never a shortage. So far so good.
     
  4. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just using pine shavings, because that's what I have on hand. I may try shredded paper if I can get my husband to bring some home from work.
     

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