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Nesting material

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mattv1984, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. mattv1984

    mattv1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been using pine shavings durring the summer months. Should I switch to straw durring the winter time?
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use sweet timothy hay year around. I buy it in a bag packaged for small animals at Meijer. It's already cut to a perfect size to fit into the nesting boxes
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently use straw but once this bale is gone I will be switching over and using hay.
     
  4. RawhideChicks

    RawhideChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I use Koop Clean and i love it. Chicks seem to also! It's a mix of grasses and contains sweet PDZ. http://www.koopclean.com. My local Ace Hardware ordered it for me. Pricey but it lasts forever!
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag.
    Frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

    I have 66 trips around the sun it is the best method I have stumbled upon.

    Make sure the twine is removed from the open end of the bag it can get tangled around your birds.

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    I hold the bag in place with these paper binders.

    Easy Peasy Japaneasy

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016

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