Rural Gardening: EggFarmer picture (Straw or Hay for Chickens)
In reply to: Straw or Hay for Chickens
Forum: Rural Gardening
pine bedding is OK I guess - however one needs to be cautious when young chicks are around (if it is too heavily scented it can - and has - killed them). i personally use hay/straw for all of my flocks - including brooders - during Winter. Aside from the cost factor, which for thousands of birds, can really get expensive.....however the main reason is that (during Winter) hay/straw actually lowers my heat bill - by SEVERAL hundred dollars each month....that simply doesn't happen with peat or pine bedding.