December 9, 2010

Fall leaves for chicken bedding

 I’ve been doing some research on affordable options for chicken coop bedding. I was intrigued by the idea of using dry leaves. They are readily available this time of year, free, and according to my sources will be pooped on, broken down, mixed up, and essentially composted by the chickens themselves. I have already raked a large pile of leaves directly into the garage for storage over the winter (I wonder what my neighbors were thinking when they saw me doing this). If leaf bedding ends up being a chicken disaster, I can always add the leftovers to my regular (outdoor) compost pile.   
Leaves I'm storing in the garage for chicken bedding.

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