What kind of coop bedding do you use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Loudawg11, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Hay/straw

  2. Pine shavings

  3. Sawdust

  4. Other

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  1. Loudawg11

    Loudawg11 Chirping

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    I have heard people use many different kinds of materials to make coop cleaning easier but I (and maybe you to) want to know which material is most popular. If you choose the "other" catagory please specify what your other material/materials are/is in a reply to this thread.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I voted 'other' as I use coffee chaff. It's so soft and fluffy that poop just disappears into it. But being light and fluffy also mean it gets blown around by the wind if it's blowing in the coop door. It sure smells good though!
     
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  3. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    I use straw mostly, but I add pine shavings in also.
     
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  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    I use Pine Shavings. They are so fluffy, absorbent, and they smell wonderful!
     
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  5. sassysarah

    sassysarah Crossing the Road

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    I have used line shavings but they didn't work well for me. So now just hay. It works great!
     
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  6. Loudawg11

    Loudawg11 Chirping

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    Me to
     
  7. Loudawg11

    Loudawg11 Chirping

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    Also RodNTN, how do you make it say under your name "Ayana Cemani Lover"?
     
  8. cholland

    cholland Songster

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    I currently use pine shavings, deep litter style.
    But planning to switch to oak leaves this fall. I have a couple acres of leaves and if I gather a few barrels before the fall rain I should be set for the year.
     
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  9. Danielle85

    Danielle85 In the Brooder

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    Pine shavings, that's what I was told when I started raising chickens. Old habits I guess lol
     
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  10. Doc Schoepp

    Doc Schoepp Chirping

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    Pine shavings with a little DE sprinkled in to be on the safe side
     
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