Chore Time

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.

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  1. Mia says:

    What a wonderful tip for bedding for the hens. One more thing that doesnt go to the dump!

  2. Julie says:

    Don’t know if you’ll see this but, Does it matter what kind of paper you use to shred for bedding? I mean, how about all the flyers and circulars I get in the mail….would those be harmful because of colorants? Thanks…LUV your site…been checking it out for a while!

  3. Patricia says:

    Enjoy your site immensely. An observation on using shredded paper for nesting material. My chickens ate every single piece! And yes they are well fed.

  4. max says:

    Were the animal medicines disposed of in some green-way? (e.g. recycled or prevented from entering the water system?)

  5. Wildside says:

    Mine love to eat paper as well…