Your opinion...What is the best bedding?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by audy5000g, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you guys think is the best bedding for chickens? I have feather legged and non feather legged bantams.
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer pine shavings. It seems to smell better longer.
     
  3. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! Since I put in a poop board, my pine shavings last amazingly long.
     
  4. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a poop board?

    I have always used straw but now that we want to take better care of these new birds, I thought I would ask opinions.

    Also do you use the same for the nesting box?
     
  5. Julia62

    Julia62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use shavings for the coop bedding and straw for the nests. I don't have a poop board, but I use a kitty litter scoop and it's very easy to clean it up. Scoop and shake! Takes me 5 minutes and I do it daily. I only need to refill maybe once a month. I will replace all of it about every 6-8 weeks anyway just because I like a clean coop!
     
  6. KristinaE

    KristinaE Out Of The Brooder

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    I do a combo of barley straw and pine shavings, and then throw in dried grass clippings and shredded dried leaves as they become available.
     

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