Rice hulls for bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Azriel, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do DL, and use shavings,straw,shredded paper all mixed together, and it has been working well, but I can get rice hulls in bulk and have heard they last longer and stay drier. Has anyone used them, and how do you like them compared to shavings.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'd love to try them. I've read here they work well.
     
  3. claudicles

    claudicles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used them. They break down very slowly so last well. I've found them best as bedding in the brooder although I've read some people have troubles because the chicks may eat them. I haven't noticed this. they don't work in the nesting boxes. Too small and light. Too easily kicked out. They will get waterlogged if it is wet enough but they don't tend to rot the way other things can.
     

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