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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps



    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!

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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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