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Next box and floor materials?

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We are wondering what to put in our nest boxes and on the hut floor. At present we have put straw in the boxes, but nothing on the floor.

I have read that some people use wood shavings for the boxes.

What would be the best material to put on the hut floor?

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I put straw in the nest boxes and wood shavings in the main part of the coop.
Our coop is in a shed, so on the shed flooring we put newspaper down just so it's easier to clean =)
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In the nest boxes you could use chopped straw (not hay!), and or shredded paper, also like you said, wood shavings are ok (so long as they have the dust extracted!).


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Thank you both for your replies.
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I use easibed in both the main part of the coop and the nest boxes. I find it much easier to poo pick from than either wood shavings or straw although I do put a bit of straw on top in the nest boxes when the weather is cold )t'
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I do exactly the same as Madchick.
Easibed in both and straw in the cold. Much easier to poop pick )t'
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I use in both the coop and nest box, also chopped straw in the nest box in the cold weather
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Nest- straw
Coop floor woodchip
They FR all day.


Whats a next box?
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I use Aubiose, it's a horse bedding like wood chip but is also good for chookies )t' :-D
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Steve the Gas wrote:Nest- straw
Coop floor woodchip
They FR all day.


Whats a next box?



{rofwl} Not sure Steve - have Next branched out into chicken keeping? {rofwl}
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Funky chicken wrote:I use in both the coop and nest box, also chopped straw in the nest box in the cold weather

Sorry it doesn't make sense
I use auboise same as Bev
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Just spotted my error in the title. Should read nest box, apologies. Thank you to all of you who responded to my query.
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I use Rapport, which is similar to Aubiose but cheaper :-D
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Spreckly wrote:Just spotted my error in the title. Should read nest box, apologies. Thank you to all of you who responded to my query.


That's no worries Spreckly, we all knew what you meant )t'
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