The straw boss?

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The straw boss?

Post by going quackers » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:09 pm

Anyone used it yet? noticed TSC carries it, hopefully, i can get some on Saturday.. would love a less dusty option with my COPD. Used to love the flax when i could buy it but that option of coarse ran out.
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Re: The straw boss?

Post by JimW » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Yep I have been using Straw Boss or Gold Fields Dust Extracted Chopped Straw for a few weeks, like it a lot.

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Re: The straw boss?

Post by kenya » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:04 am

Do you like it better than shavings?
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Post by JimW » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:08 pm

I like that it is lighter than shaving and I am hoping it should compost quicker than shaving.

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Re: The straw boss?

Post by kenya » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:28 pm

I bought a bale today to try.
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Re: The straw boss?

Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 am

I have decided to try it after @Jaye posted the TSC sale.
I will use it instead of straw, since it has been difficult lately to source good quality straw lately, not too many grain farms around anymore.
I like it better then the Flax bedding, it seems to be less clumpy.
I will still use the shavings in the summer and as a base for the straw bedding, as it keeps the floor dry.
Just looked at the pictures from the breeding pen and it seems that they evenly mixed the shavings with the straw, if it works for them it works for me :)
Maybe if I play hard to get....jpg
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