Spanish moss for bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Krayfish57, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Krayfish57

    Krayfish57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone used Spanish moss for bedding? We have tons of it hanging off our oak trees here in north Florida. Just a thought...
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hey krayfish...I got to pondering about your Spanish moss question and typed 'spanish moss' into the BYC search bar. Apparently some folks use it - biggest concern mentioned was bugs being in it. From what I read chicken will pick at it but really eat it.
     
  3. rachlore

    rachlore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it will be fine
     
  4. Krayfish57

    Krayfish57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all very much! I have horses so I buy hay anyway, but, heck Spanish moss is free! I may try it and let ya'll know how it works out.
     
  5. fire hawk

    fire hawk New Egg

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    I too live in north Florida and just started using Spanish moss as bedding. So far so good...and it's free
     
  6. michaelpivola

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    What happens if the hens eat the moss either by mistake or intentionally?


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  7. Krayfish57

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    Nothing. Mine eat it all the time. They love it.
     

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