Whats everybody's chickens favourite type of bedding for winter, so warm and cosy??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlicesSilkies, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am worried about my little girlies getting cold, its not particulary cold here in england at the moment, but its ALWAYS raining and so they sleep with wet feathers, bless them.
    At the moment i use a thick layer of sawdust, but should i use hay/straw.
    Any ideas please.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I like straw better, sawdust gets too wet.
  3. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou!! [​IMG]
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I keep a thick layer of pine shavings in the coop. I dress the top with fresh shavings as needed. I dislike straw because all those little hollow tubes are a really great place for mites to hide. The inside of the coop should not be getting so wet as to make the bedding soaked, if it is that is a problem that should be addressed for the health of the birds.

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