what kind of bedding?

fowler_chick

Songster
10 Years
Feb 8, 2009
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South Western Kansas
I ran out of shaving's a few days ago and forgot to pick some up at the farm suply store today....my coop really neads to be cleaned out, i have always use shavings but my husband said it would be ok use cut grass as bedding, i'm thinking shreeded news paper...who's right? our should i be using some thing else?
 

ChickenToes

Songster
11 Years
May 14, 2008
2,141
9
191
NE Wisconsin
They would eat the grass clippings, and would probably eat the newspaper too. Whenever I run out of shavings I use hay or straw.
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
6,770
176
281
Every time I mow my lawn I dump the clippings into my hens' run. They love it. I would be slightly concerned about using fresh clippings as bedding because of the chance of mold developing in it or because the heating associated with fresh cut grass piles. If the grass is dried out then I don't see a problem except maybe a few bugs. I've never used shredded newspaper so I can't really comment on that. I never liked it in my house birds, so I never used in with my chickens.
 

ace6175

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
228
1
121
I've been using dried grass clippings, and my 6 week old chicks seem to like it. They eat a little, but use it for bedding mostly.
 

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