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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mijkol, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Mijkol

    Mijkol Just Hatched

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    Hi Guys,

    Mijkol here (Melbourne AU) - just started out with the chickens and have 2 at the moment (Hy-Line) but I am wondering what is the best nesting material to use - currently I am using rabbit hutch material and they do not seem to have a problem with as yet but they are tending to flick it around a lot?

    Can anyone recommend to good one to use?

    Thanks

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get some hay or straw, It makes ideal nesting. If those are hard to get,in your area, then can you get some grass clippings and dry them int hay yourself???
    WISHING YOU BEST.[​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    There's quite a variety of materials members use for bedding and nesting boxes. You might find it helpful to read this article comparing the various materials to see which one may work best for you (a lot of times it comes down to cost & what's easiest to get):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bedding-part-1-comparing-materials

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. you might want to post on the "Australia, six states and one funny little island." to find out what others have at hand to use for bedding.
     
  5. Mijkol

    Mijkol Just Hatched

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    Thanks Guys,

    Will have a look around as I will need it getting ready for winter .... lol
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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