Chickens keep their nesting boxes relatively clean, but it’s good practice to change their nesting materials every couple of months. Jordanne spent much of the day yesterday, sweeping and cleaning (with white vinegar) the interior of the chicken/duck house. She and I also cut up an old piece of linoleum and place it on the floor of the coop for easier maintenance. Jordanne also tidied her “animal medicine cabinet” filled with everything from natural de-worming concoction, charcoal, electrolytes to apple cider vinegar.
Shredded paper is a practical, recycled and cheap solution for nesting boxes (even better it’s not as dusty as straw or pine shavings) Thanks to a friends recent paper shreddings our chickens are enjoying their “new” nests.