Don\'t use hay as bedding though, as it contains fungal bacteria and will probably lead to breathing problems. Make sure that the bedding is changed regularly to keep it from becoming damp and dirty. Check it thoroughly for eggs before you throw it out though!
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A comfy layer of straw is the best option for bedding closely followed by wood shavings.
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Daphne, 15 May 2016
Sounds like good stuff, where do you get it from and is it much more expensive than straw?
Jane, 21 January 2014
Try miscanthus (elephant grass). It's more absorbant than straw & breaks down quicker than either straw or wood shavings, so you can put the soiled bedding straight on the garden as a nutrient rich mulch.
Childs, 16 April 2020
i keep runner ducks and chickens in a fenced pen with laying/nesting house at the end rats are everywhere we have tried concrete and sadly poison I would like to buy a house/coop for them 7 that is metal based and sided