Nesting box filling

mrjoecrow

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Oct 30, 2012
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I am just getting started and in getting things ready I have tried to use/reuse things I already had. I built the nesting boxes out of a piece of plywood I had for 10 years, made feeder from a couple of buckets, roosts from some 2x4's. In thinking about bedding I was going to use straw but have lots of pine trees on the property. Is there any reason I can't use the dead needles in the nesting boxes and on the floor of the coop?
 

triplepurpose

Songster
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Oct 13, 2008
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If you are going to be using the litter to compost or put on a garden (part of the reason I myself HAVE chickens in the first place), you may want to go light on the pine needles. Notice how nothing grows under pine trees? That's no accident...

Otherwise I see no issues with the notion. I also admire your resourcefulness...
 
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