Timothy hay in nesting boxes?

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  1. Rodeislandred23

    Rodeislandred23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I was wondering if I could use Timothy hay in my nesting boxes if not that's ok I will go buy something else I just have Timothy hay at my house and figured I could just go ahead and use that instead of having to go buy something else right now. Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Personally, I use dry soil and dried grass clippings - no need to buy anything, just use whats at hand (and free [​IMG]). So if you have some hay kicking around - no reason not to use it (according to a quick search that i just did).

    Best wishes
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Timothy hay is fine. I use shavings in the coop in the summer..straw in the winter. I like the idea of using what ever you have on hand. Makes sense..wish I lived on a farm!
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Eh, it could work, but I've had birds attempt to eat hay in the past, resulting in an impacted crop. Straw is better as it doesn't look so appetizing and isn't as easy to eat.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha re: chance for impacted crops - the same too if you use long blades of dried grass.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas. Great to have you aboard!
     
  7. Rodeislandred23

    Rodeislandred23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I might try the grass clippings and dirt
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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