Shavings to pellets in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by walkerkm, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! [​IMG]
    Lately i've noticed a lot of shaving dust in our 9x5 coop, so i'm experimenting with pellet animal bedding- eagle valley brand. Today i cleaned out the coop floor- removed the deep layer of wood shavings and replaced it with a thinner layer of shavings followed with a bag of pellets. Once i had the bag of pellets down i mixed it with the shavings. Man, does it look more neat and i think i will have a lot less dust. Of course my girls had to check it out- i think they thought i was putting their layer pellets all over the floor. Hopefully they don't eat them-they should realize that they don't taste good. Anyone have better luck with the pellets vs wood shavings?

    Thanks!
    Kelly
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I love them !!!! Someone on here recommended the pellets, I switched and NEVER looked back!!!

    TSC was out last time I went in though, good thing I keep an extra bag in reserve [​IMG]
     
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have always used pellets, and they work great! Since we made the decision to go with pellet litter, we decided to use layer crumbles as our 24/7 feed. No confusion this way. BTW, the pellets break down to sawdust with any humidity/moisture, and they love flailing in it for a dust bath.
     

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