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    12-01-2009, 04:24 PM
economical bedding

I was at a mans place last week,he was using old newspaper,mags etc for bedding nothing new in that,but I was so impressed with how he was shredding the paper I have bid and bought one on ebay tonight.its a small petrol engine machine called a straw chopper,butnot many people have twigged that you can shred paper through them I believe you can also get a p.t.o driven one
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    12-01-2009, 04:46 PM
I have a chipper/shredder for lawn stuff, leaves and semi large branches. When I use it, it all goes to the compost pile. I should use it for the horses instead, good use of recycled material. I also have a paper shredder, never thought to use that for animals either. Guess its another environmentally smart thing to do.
    12-01-2009, 04:55 PM
Thought about it. Paper isnt that absorbant though. Amish don't even shred the paper first they just lay it down in the cow barns.
    12-01-2009, 05:08 PM
I wonder how it would work with chicken. I worry they would just eat it. I may give it a try for nesting material.

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