What Is The Best Bedding Material For Chickens?

Straw can be used as a bedding material although it compacts easily and isn’t very absorbent so needs changing regularly. It is best to use straw in nest boxes and not for bedding. I would only consider using straw if I had a plentiful / cheap supply of it. Chopped straw is the most convenient to use.…

What type of bedding or litter should I use for my ...

Bedding is an important part of keeping your chickens happy and healthy. On the coop floor the bedding will provide a soft surface for your chickens to walk on and will absorb droppings and odor. You want your coop sanitary and sweet-smelling, don't you? In the nest, bedding will give freshly-laid eggs a soft landing so they don't crack.…