Peanut hulls over floor of coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by flopsy, May 13, 2008.

  1. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hubby has a place to get mucho peanut hulls. Will they work on the coop floor? Don't wanna hurt the girls and guy or babies.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I doubt they will eat them, but may worry if they are salted shells.
     
  3. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Silkie, they are not salted. They are just shelled from raw peanuts.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Peanut shells tend to grow mold when a little moisture is added.
     
  5. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

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    :eek: Didn't think of that rooster-red!
     
  6. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add booze, beer, and tobacco spit,,, they last forever,,,,lol atleast every honky tonk I've been in thinks so,,[​IMG]
     
  7. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just reading the bedding chapter in "Storey's guide to raising chickens":

    "Rice hulls and peanut hulls are cheap in some areas, but neither is absorbent enough to make good litter"
     

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