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Straw or Shavings?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shepicca, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Songster 10 Years

    May 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Just wondering what the best bedding for winter was? I know straw is warmer but would shavings be better for them in that it is clean and easy to keep clean? I would think they will probably be on their perch most of the time anyway. I just don't want to end up with respiratory problems if I can help it.
    Does deep litter method work for peafowl? I tried it on the ducks and geese last year and it turned out really well.

  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    I use pine shavings for winterizing.They work excellent,then when you clean out the coop in early spring,its good to put in your garden for nitrogen rich soil for your crops.Did it this year..had about 150 cubic yards of compost! WOOHOO!!! [​IMG]
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    I've always had problems with hay and peafowl, they like to try to eat it and then end up getting it stuck or something in their mouth, croup or intestines...... Never used straw, so I use shavings.... hehe

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