I Have a slide out slide out bottom coop whats best for the nesting boxes and bottom? Thamks
I just put together an "official" compost pile outside the chicken coop and next to the garden, using the left-over hardware cloth from the run in anticipation of that very thing kejmack!Pine shavings. Stay away from cedar. You can compost the pine shavings and you will have super fertilizer for your garden.
useful post. thank youEnergyvet said:Pets that have to sit in pine and cedar all day can have negative effects from the oils. I don't believe that chickens would be that involved in the bedding directly.
That being said, I absolutely love my sand bedding. It's so easy to maintain. It insultes. It's absorbent. It's good grit if they need that. I can easily scoop poo cause I can see it and then use it in my gardening. I love the sand! And it's inexpensive to start and replenish if and when I need. Been 6 months and so far I purchased it once. This is my opinion.