what do you use for bedding in your coop straw or shavings?

amillecay

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I was just wondering what you guys use I have always used shavings i got some that has ceder in to so it make the coop smell great all the time! Any way I don't like straw because it get matted easy and it makes it hard to clean up poo everyday
 

AAJ

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I use pine straw on the ground inside the coop, but my chickens have a roost they sleep on. If your chickens sleep on the ground or the floor in the coop then I would use shavings. Try putting the straw under the shavings.
 
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citychickx6

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PINE shavings for me.
Easy for me to clean and smells fresh.

I am not so sure you should use cedar shavings. I have read that it is hard on the chickens lungs.
 

Taylor

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I always use straw, Its free at our CO-OP and the chickens love it, and they enjoy eating it too!
 

NatureBoy86

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I live in Florida and have pine trees everywhere so I use actual pine needles in my coops. They enjoy eating the tips where theres a bit of sap. Cheap as it gets lol
 

cravenchx

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amillecay

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for all of you who just read the last thing i meant it was pine mixed with cedar so there isn't much of it not the other way around!!
 
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