What type of bedding do you use? (poll)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flockoffour, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Pine Shavings

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  2. Cedar Shavings

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  3. Wood Chips

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Straw

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  5. Sand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious about what type of bedding was most common, and wanted to see.
    Thanks!
     
  2. how did you make those voting charts?
     
  3. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you go to make your question, you can click "add poll" below the area where you type.
     
  4. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Don't ever use Cedar Chips you can cause some serious respiratory issues!
     
  5. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bache Oklahoma
    I'm thinking about going from straw to pine chips. My hens drag out the straw and it has to be replaced every other day or so. I think the chips would stay put in the nests. I see that pine chips are trending a bit higher in use at this time.
     
  6. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use pine shavings and use the deep litter method. Haven't changed the pine shavings since December. I simply throw more in when it looks too broken down. And I remove any extra large plops of poo, but other than that i ignore it except to run a quick rake threw it to toss it around once a week, unless throwing oatmeal in there gets the chicks to toss it around for me!
     

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