pine needles as coop and run material

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by orbirdman, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. orbirdman

    orbirdman Out Of The Brooder

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    yep its that time of the year that my trees are dropping loads of needles. they are about 3" long. so can i use in the coop for bedding? if so or not can i least use in the run?
     
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use them, as well as leaves and woodchips. I just refilled the nesting boxes with pine needles and sweet fern leaves yesterday.
     
  3. orbirdman

    orbirdman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] thanks!
     
  4. chicken_ladyGA

    chicken_ladyGA Out Of The Brooder

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    I use them too . I have tons and tons year round they work great when also mixed w a little pine shavings . Best of all is they are FREE
     

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