Peat Moss as Bedding?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JacobMaxwell, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can peat moss be used as bedding in the chicken house? Is it absorbant? does it work well? Does anybody use it?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I typed 'Peat Moss' in the BYC search bar - several threads came up - seems seem like it and some don't.
    Pros: very absorbent and fluffy
    Cons: dusty

    I didn't read all the threads so try the search and see what more are saying. Best of luck!
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When peat moss get wets, it stays wet for a long time.

    Chris
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. I've been considering using it in my brooder, but I don't think it would work well in the coop. I still went with pine shavings in the brooder this time bc I kept thinking "what a mess if the waterer turns over". It'd probably be great for ducks or geese though!
    Nikki
     
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