Anyone tried "healthi- straw" bedding?

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Anyone tried "healthi- straw" bedding?

Post by Robbie » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:16 pm

There's a dealer in Haldimand county, anyone ever tried this? Looks flax- ish.
http://www.healthistraw.com/poultry
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Re: Anyone tried "healthy- straw" bedding?

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:37 pm

It's just chopped wheat straw...?
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Post by Ontario Chick » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:58 pm

Interesting, I guess it would make the fluffing up a bit easier then the long stuff?
Unless it clumped down too much?
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Re: Anyone tried "healthy- straw" bedding?

Post by ross » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:09 pm

What makes it so called " Healthy " & how much ?
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Post by WLLady » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:33 pm

I read the site and am really wondering how this will cut down on transmission of avian influenza as compared to say using shavings....
i agree chopped straw is fantastic, but i would mix with shavings....and buy locally small squares of straw from a local farmer and borrow a shredder....
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Post by Cuttlefish » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:18 pm

I bet this stuff makes compost gold... but probably expensive. I wonder if you could take a lawnmower to regular straw? : )
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Post by Epona » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:40 pm

Totally don't understand how it prevents or deters mice. We have wheat straw and if I use the chaff out of it in the coop, I swear I have worse mice problems than when I use straight shavings. We've never ran the straw through the chopper. I would figure straw would be dusty too. Interesting.
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Post by ross » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:37 pm

Maybe it follows the saying"one born every minute" ??? Luck
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Post by WLLady » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:52 am

Well i may be wrong but we just signed in a user called "healthistraw"....maybe related and can answer some of the above questions. If the price is right anything is possible in the feed and bedding market!
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Re: Anyone tried "healthy- straw" bedding?

Post by Robbie » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:22 am

I've asked some questions, waiting for replies- I'll keep you posted.
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