pine needles for bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Silkie-Feet, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Ky, Kentucky
    i had a major mite infestation. i took out all the hay i had and left my nest empty for the past 3 days. i had the idea of raking up the pine needles in my yard and puting this in my nest. it's only been one day but so far, i love it!! has anyone else ever used pine needles? dosen't pine and sedar materials repel bugs? i wanted to know if there are any possible problems with pine needles that i don't know about.
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Use straw! Pine needles carry ticks and fleas, so you will make yourself a bad situation. A light sprinkle of sevin dust too on the straw helps.
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Quote:x2 Kill the bugs, don't introduce more

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