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Shredded paper in the coop????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChloesChicky, May 21, 2007.

  1. ChloesChicky

    ChloesChicky Out Of The Brooder

    I hope I'm posting this in the right place!?

    I use a shredder for important docs that I don’t want to throw in the trash. So, I have a trash bag full of shredded paper. I use the deep litter method in my coop. Can I mix it in there?? What do you all think?
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I've heard others say that it is not a good idea as most office paper is non-absorbent and will get slick when wet. It may work as a nice nesting material, though.

    Andy
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You can mix it in with the bedding and poop AFTER you clean the coop. I put my shredded paper in my composter or in my planting beds. Does great at keeping things light weight and moist but not sopping wet.

    I also put little handfuls here and there for the birds. Robins go bonkers for it in next building.
     
  4. ChloesChicky

    ChloesChicky Out Of The Brooder

    I appreciate all your input! Thanks!! [​IMG]
     

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