Using shredded paper in a nesting box...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OVERxCAST, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. OVERxCAST

    OVERxCAST Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to use shredded paper in a nesting box?
     
  2. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I say no, the ink could be harmful. My shredder also gets plastic from windows of envelopes.
     
  3. OVERxCAST

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    Well: blank paper.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt that there is any lead-based ink in use in the United States any longer. Glossy paper is not too absorbent, so it probably should be avoided in favor of regular paper. I toss in the contents of our home shredder as a small portion of the usual pine shavings.

    Chris
     

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