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I'm about to change the coop bedding.
Was wondering what recommendations people have?
Was thinking about untreated pine shavings... ?
What does everyone else use?
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I use peastraw because it's easy to get in town, and it can go on the garden afterwards.
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I use peastraw, its easy to fluff back up and be recycled back on the garden. I would like to use cocoa husks but the closest supply is wellington
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What kind of shops/suppliers have peastraw?
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I use barley straw - much cheaper than pea straw, but the same effect. I get it from straw warehouse in the waikato - a stock food and hay store
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Best thing ive used is pine needles. Last time the tree chopper man was here i went along one of our farm hedges and scooped a trailer load up and they are amazing they last soooo long and give the coop a nice pine fresh smell. Bugger that he only comes once a year i think. Going to have to start bugging other farmers for their hedge trimmings haha
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We use untreated wood shavings on the floor and in the nest boxes. Once or twice a week we will throw some wheat into the house, the chickens get busy searching for the wheat and while they are at it they are turning the shavings over for you which in turn stops any odours building up. :)
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Most garden centres stock peastraw round here.
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i like wood shavings.i have macrocarpa shavings here although i found a young apricot tree died slowly after i put macrocarpa shavings around it as it was in the pen area and needed something on the ground.the chicks have shavings and get bird seed thrown in for exercise
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I like untreated pine shavings. I find them especially useful in the brooder as they provide a bit of bounce.
I am unsure about cocoa husks - I imagine they smell great but if the chickens were to ingest them in quantity they would be toxic.
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Hi, I am from Australia. I usually use peastraw bedding its easy and I have no problem with that.
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Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Hi, I am from Australia. I usually use peastraw bedding its easy and I have no problem with that.
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