Nesting box bedding

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jallny, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    I want to know what you guys use for nesting boxes. i currently have straw, but i can change it if straw isnt right

    thanks in advance!!!
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    alot of people recommend straw so your fine

    me personally i dont use straw or shaving after trying many things

    what i use is course saw dust and there is a reason

    when a hen lays an egg it is wet from the bloom and as the egg sits there the egg dries as it would d, which makes teh egg stick to what ever it touches and straw and shaving i have noticed are a nightmare to remove once dried on

    course sawdust on the other hand rubs off with my finger real easy and its harly any on the egg to start with

    for me i think its brilliant
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I haven't used straw, but I know a lot of people here do use it. I use pine shavings in my nest boxes.
  4. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    thanks for all suggestions

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