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What do you all put in your nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ibpboo, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I usually put hay in there but they eat their beds when I do that. It takes a few days but I was wondering what others use!
  2. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster

    Hay gets mouldy easily, and contains seeds and leaves which the chickens (and mice) will eat.

    That's why folks use straw (the stem of grain i.e. oats) and or wood shavings.

    Note "wood shavings" and not "sawdust" as sawdust packs tight and holds water where shavings are and stay loose.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    wood shavings

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