what should I use for bedding inside my coop and nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tpatchin2, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. tpatchin2

    tpatchin2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my new coop that I built this spring. What should I use for bedding inside my coop and nesting boxes? I have sandstone in my run and it works well, they poop and then it rains and filters through the stone a down hill into the yard. I also have a small section filled with sand where they can roll. I will cover it in the winter so i guess i will have to put some bedding in there to. I have a total of 9 birds.
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  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
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    I use wood shavings for the floor of my coop (not cedar) and straw or hay for the nest boxes.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use wood shavings in the coop and hay in the nesting boxes and it has worked well. The main thing is to make sure nothing you put in is getting eaten by the chickens or they can get impacted.
     
  4. Chop33

    Chop33 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the sand stone idea! I use the pine shavings in mine they aren't that expensive and easy to clean up. I hope this helps!
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. tpatchin2

    tpatchin2 Out Of The Brooder

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    can you also use straw?
     
  7. billl2099

    billl2099 Out Of The Brooder

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    i use pine shaving from walmart, 4cuft bag around $6
     
  8. SumDumGuy

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    @tpatchin2 -

    Straw - Yes!
     

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