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Peat moss ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by grandmaof5, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

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    I was visiting a friend yesterday and he told me that he used peat moss as bedding in his coop when he had chickens. Right now I use wood shavings that I buy at the feed store, but the idea of peat is intriguing; peat is very absorbent. Is there some reason it would be dangerous? maybe even mix it with shavings? I add peat to my garden since my soil is very heavy...
     

  2. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    I think I thought I may have heard, it may harbor a bacteria that is not good for chickens... I have no experience on whether that is true or not though..

    Need some one else to chime in on the question.
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  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:I tried it in my coops ONE time. Talk about DUST! Never again. I keep it in their dust bathtubs though outside in the run area.
     
  4. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

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    Joebryant, so the peat made more dust than wood shavings alone?
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:Sure did.
     

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