Paper backed straw? Where can I find more?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mbfarms, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. mbfarms

    mbfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    When I purchased my coop, the original owners gave me a stack of straw that had been adhered to paper and is just the right size to fit into a nest box. It works *so* well because the thick paper (which lays against the bottom of the nest box) keeps my hens from kicking the straw out of the box, but allows them to burrow in to make a nice egg-laying nest. The straw lasts *so* long, and once they tear it up, I just add a new one underneath. It works like a dream, but I can't source them. Does anyone use these magical creations? And can you please please please point me to a source?
     
  2. mbfarms

    mbfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    found it! feed stores here don't sell them, but I found them online. i was searching using the wrong terminology. apparently they are called "nesting pads." in case anyone is interested (they really are amazing) here is the link:
    http://www.eggcartons.com/13-x-13-Excelsior-Nesting-Pads
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not as cheap as pine shavings, but it if works for you.

    Chris
     
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    debid Overrun With Chickens

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