Spagnum Moss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cravenchx, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,869
    12
    143
    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Do ya'll think this would be a good
    nest liner?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Moss off our trees has a lot of bugs in it. I don't know about yours. You can use dry grass clippings, shredded paper, and other things (other than the standard pine shavings or hay) too. Hopefully someone else will respond.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,869
    12
    143
    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    I guess I was thinking about purchasing
    from a chain store. But I don't know if
    this has been treated. Or you know the
    stuff you buy to put in planters, can't think
    of the name of it right now?!?
     
  4. tsiecz

    tsiecz Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    3
    98
    Sep 1, 2011
    Pendleton,NY
    Spagnum moss is used in gardening for a mulch to hold moisture.The idea is to soak it and it stays wet for days. Not a chicken expert but spagnum stays wet way to long for using with chicken for anything. I would stick to tried and true methods,pine wood shavings and hay/straw.
     
  5. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    470
    4
    111
    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    I used fallen pine needles in the nest boxes. The girls seem happy with them, and don't rearrange the nests.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by