Being down to 2 chooks and a growing need for more eggs we welcomed some new pullets this morning. Well I did, one of my existing chooks is currently doing the rounds ensuring she stays on top of the pecking order.
Yeah I just use dust extracted wood shavings (Superior Shavings specifically). Had a bad run with mites a few years back and swapped over from straw to the shavings. Little bit more expensive, last longer, less smell, great for the compost. I use it in the nesting box as well. I want to try rice hulls but the gap between the concrete and steel c section is a bit wide to keep them from spreadsheet everywhere
Our hens are also laying well, surprisingly! It's winter here and they usually slow down considerably and coming into winter they did slow down a lot but now they've gone bum nut crazy again - scrambled eggs for dinner tonight