pine needles for laying boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by atkinson40, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. atkinson40

    atkinson40 New Egg

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    I have a bunch and the seem softer than hay. Will they work for box bedding? Thanks Kevin
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd try them. :thumbsup
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Pine needles will work fine.
    That is what I use for my pigeons nest bowls.
    Pigeons are fussy and arrange them neatly and symmetrically
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    I personally use a folded feed bag for chickens. They could care less.
    My nest boxes dimensions are 12 inchesĀ³.
    When the bag becomes soiled pop it out.
    Fold another and pop it in.
    Easy Peasy!! .
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

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