shavings and beding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by barelawn, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. barelawn

    barelawn New Egg

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    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.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    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.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    also if the hens ingest it. it might get stuck in their crop
     
  4. barelawn

    barelawn New Egg

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    Ok thats what I was thinking but I needed to ask. So I can say I checked into it.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    yeah. its better to be safe then sorry IMO
     
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    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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