wood pellet bedding

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ann p, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. ann p

    ann p New Egg

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    I have a flock of 24 both bantams and standards, I live in upstate NY. I currently use shavings the coop is 13x9 with raised floor. I use pellets for the horse and love them, I have been debating using them in my coop. My concern is will they eat them before they turn to dust and if they do will it hurt them? also how deep should I go with them?
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ann, welcome to BYC!

    I know there is a member in Alaska that uses the pellets. Hopefully she will see your post and help you out.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  5. ann p

    ann p New Egg

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    thank you
     
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! There are some discussions on bedding and floor materials in the Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance section. If you don't find what you are looking for there you are welcome to start a thread on it.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! I've used pellets with the chickens, usually just mix them up with the shavings for the winter if I don't plan on changing the litter for awhile, or in damp corners of the barn. I haven't bothered to wet them down like they do with horses usually. I do prefer to mix them with shavings because the pellets are hard to walk on for me. The chickens don't seem to bother them anymore than they do shavings, just scratch and peck around in them.
     

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