REQUEST: Can I use raw cotton in nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by heajames, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. heajames

    heajames New Egg

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    I'd harvested some cotton few yes ago. If I clean the bulk of junk from it, can I use it in my nesting boxes?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag.
    Frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

    I have 65 trips around the sun it is the best method I have stumbled upon.

    Make sure the twine is removed from the open end of the bag it can get tangled around your birds.

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