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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kylara70, May 24, 2010.
are either of these okay inside the hen house? Are there any reasons NOT to use them?
I don't think shredded newspaper absorbs very much. No idea about sawdust.
Well, just in case anyone else looks for sawdust or shredded newspaper and finds this thread and this post, the shredded newspaper does fine as bedding and they WILL lay eggs in a nesting box with shredded newspaper in it. Also, the sawdust is BRILLIANT for spreading on the floor to absorb waste products. I also put shredded (run through the shredder) cardstock in a nesting box and they REALLY like that. We have had a lot of eggs layed in that box.
As far as the newspaper goes, I found that the smaller I ripped it up, the better they liked it.
the shredded newspaper would be a great way to recycle! I might try that.
I take shredded paper home from work. it works