shavings and beding

barelawn

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 16, 2008
4
0
7
Easton MA
Ok I have a question. I work at farm and we are thinking about using paper we have in the office shredded for the hen boxes. Any feed back on this idea would be great.
 

rooster-red

Here comes the Rooster
12 Years
Jun 10, 2007
7,005
48
261
Douglasville GA
I've never tried using paper but I would be concerned about any ink on the paper transfering to the hens warm humid body as she sits in the nest.
 

arlee453

Songster
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
3,768
17
221
near Charlotte NC
This is one of those topics that comes up from time to time.

Several people have posted before that they tried it and the paper basically turns into a soggy mess of 'concreted' paper after a while if used as bedding.

In the nest box would probably be OK, depending on the type of paper and type of ink, AND if your girls are good about keeping the boxes clean.
 

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