SHREDDED PAPER????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sandyj, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend who has chickens, is asking if she could put shredded paper in her chicken coop along with the straw. Is this harmful in any way to the chickens?
    sandyj
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Boy I hope not, I used it in my baby pens without the heat light!
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    It's not harmful unless there's something weird about the paper or its inks.

    However be aware that, at least when used solo (I have no experience using it in a mixture with straw), shredded paper when dampened with poo, moisture etc, will turn into a *particularly* nasty form of paper-mache, which can be aggravating to clean out. Some people find this manageable and use shredded paper in the coop with no problem, I'm just warning you about what can happen [​IMG]

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. big greg barker

    big greg barker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use shredded newspaper in the coops along with shavings and hay. It works just fine. Most newspapers use vegetable oil based inks, so I don't worry about that. I just don't use glossy magazine type paper, or anything waxy.
     

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