Nesting material

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

  1. mattv1984

    mattv1984 In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    I've been using pine shavings durring the summer months. Should I switch to straw durring the winter time?
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    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 Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    I currently use straw but once this bale is gone I will be switching over and using hay.
  4. RawhideChicks

    RawhideChicks In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    I use Koop Clean and i love it. Chicks seem to also! It's a mix of grasses and contains sweet PDZ. My local Ace Hardware ordered it for me. Pricey but it lasts forever!
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    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.


    I hold the bag in place with these paper binders.

    Easy Peasy Japaneasy

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016

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