Nesting materials

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dawnyre, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. dawnyre

    dawnyre Hatching

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hello, just wondering if it would be ok to use my household shred (bills, letters, etc.) for my nesting boxes? I want to be sure it won't harm my grown chickens. Does anyone know? Thank you:)
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    Not an expert here by no means but.... I use shredded bills and newspaper. I take out the plastic from the envelope windows so they don't eat it seeing it's something shiny before I shred. I mix the bills with the newspaper shreds, sprinkle some food grade diatomatious earth over the top, and when it's used up I put it as mulch in the garden. So far I haven't hurt any of my chickens or my plants.[​IMG]

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