Straw Bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jashdon, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is straw ok to use as bedding in coops? It seems to me like I've heard something about chickens eating straw and getting impacted crops? Any thoughts?
     
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
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    I've read of a couple of chickens doing that in the 'emergency' thread. If you decide to try it, I would just keep a close eye on them at first. I just use pine shavings, and I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I didn't want to take a chance either...so our straw sits in our pole shed while I run to the feed store for our more expensive pine shavings...BUT you have to clean it WAY less so it makes up for it. AND smells WAY better too [​IMG] Which ever way you go, enjoy those chickens! They don't care either way I'm sure [​IMG]
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been thinking about posting a question on this subject since I noticed a couple of days ago that my straw keeps disappearing from the coop floor. *sigh* I guess I'll be running to the store for pine shavings myself. I'll keep the straw to cover the shmud in the goose/duck run come winter (talk about messy after a wet snow!)
     
  5. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know what the signs of an impacted crop would be?
     

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