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Nesting material

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cajunlizz, May 27, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    What is the best thing to use in their nest ?

    Also , I read NOT to use Cedar shavings , BUT would Cypress savings be ok to use ?

    My son works in a cabinet shop and I can have all the shavings I need , BUT its all Cypress
     
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive heard hay, I dunno about cypress?
     
  3. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Chillin' With My Peeps

    why pay for something when ya can get it for free.
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Would it be pure Cypress shavings or could there possible be other things in the mix?

    Skip/hubby/doc_gonzo used to bring home bags of hardwod shavings for me to use in the coops but I wouldn't use them because of possible outside influences. MDF was a concern to me...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard

    Hopefully someone will come along that has a better clue. But personally, if I'm not sure about it, I won't use it for the safety sake of my birds.


    Dawn

    P.S. I use hay in our nest boxes with a bit of food grade DE sprinkled in the layers of hay for mite/lice prevention.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:YES , its pure cypress . NO MIXTURE .......... This is a cypress cabinet shop that also builds cypress swings and yard patio furniture .
     

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