Nesting Material For Hens

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Meerkat

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No pine srrww to be found anywhere around here. So we bought a bale of coastal hay.
we do have some diamacious earth to sprinkle over it,hope that takes acare of mites.
What do you think. They were insulted when we gave them leaves.:rolleyes:They threw the leaves out instantly.
 
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NevadaBlue

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We use the shredded pine (or aspen?) since it is available. I keep several bales on hand for times like these. I usually add a hand full daily and pick out any giant blobs of nasty that some of them leave. Also use diatomaceous earth. The flock had a bout of mites... I had forgotten to dust them, the nests and roosts.
 

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We used hay when I was a child in the coop, but most our birds ran wild & made their nest in wood or lumber piles. If I set up another coop, it would have "best nest boxes".
 
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