Nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cc chickens, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. cc chickens

    cc chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would be the best to use in a nesting box, hey (straw) or pine shavings? Mybhens are about 13 weeks old.
     
  2. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    You can do both.but.hey is better.cause when a hen lays a egg,when it first comes out it is wet,and the shaving will get it dirty,so hey is better.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer shavings.
     
  4. cc chickens

    cc chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everybody is diffrent, I may do a 50/50 mix of the shavings & hay. Thanks Cluckcluck1215 & Gray Farms
     
  5. HillbillyFab

    HillbillyFab Just Hatched

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    I use straw, because we always have some on the place. My girls wouldn't know how to act in anything but.
     
  6. cc chickens

    cc chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been horribly dry & oh so very hot here in Ne Al, hay has gotten a lil scarce due to the droubt. Other than hay or shavings is there anything else that would be good to use?
     
  7. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use sweet Timothy hay. I buy the hay packaged for small animals at Meijer. It's already cut to a perfect size to fit nicely in the nesting boxes.
     
  8. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens



    No,I do not think there is.
     
  9. cc chickens

    cc chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks:)
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I like a good tight flake of straw, shoved down into nest box and 'bowled' out a bit......
    .......it stays together better so not scratched out, or dug thru to hard bottom, of nest box.
     

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