Straw of Pine Chips

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by donnanadtom, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. donnanadtom

    donnanadtom Hatching

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    Which is better to use in the coop? In the chicken run? We live in the desert and have sand in the chicken run.
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Different people have different preferences. I use sand in my coop as well as my run because it makes clean up so easy.
     
  3. Paco

    Paco Chirping

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    I use pine chips they are very absorbent and are easy to clean. Straw can get mold if it gets to wet and clump together and smell. I have never used sand so no help there .
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Songster

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    I use pine shavings becouse i compost hay or straw has to much weed seed.
     

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