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.…

Best Bedding Options for Your Backyard Chickens

The key to success in chicken coop bedding is to get a fluffy carbon-rich bedding that ideally can compost right in the coop with chicken manure. Straw is our favorite and also our pick for the best chicken coop bedding, but in practice, we use large flake wood shavings most of the time due to the cost of straw in our area and for ease of cleaning.…