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  1. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious to know how many of you have tried using rice hulls for bedding in your coops? I have used them in the past for my horse stall and loved how easy they were to sift & clean.
     
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I don't know where you can even get rice hulls where I live, so no experience with it. I use construction sand in my coop.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  3. brownies

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    I've heard great things about rice hulls for horses/swine etc, but would be interested to see if someone out there using it on their chickens and what they've found.
     
  4. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reason I am hesitant is the fear that they might eat too much of it.
     
  5. har

    har Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had real good luck with using rice hulls for my chickens. I use straight rice hulls for my chicks and might mix in some pine shavings for the adults. When I clean out the hulls I put it around my trees as a mulch and watch my trees grow fast. The chicks do eat some of the hulls but I don't see it being a problem.
     
  6. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ever had issues with rice hulls getting caught in the chicken nostrils some were i read about this may be an issue.
     
  7. har

    har Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I have not had that problem. I have been using them for 4 years now.
     
  8. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for the input. I would like to give them a try then. I really liked it for the horses, because they aren't dusty.
     
  9. har

    har Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that Peterson's and I think Tyon's use them in there big chicken houses so I guess if there was a problem they would not use them.
     

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