He said for the nesting box the best layers underneath where the chicken will lay eggs is the following:
- Bottom Layer - Dirt
- Middle Layer- Hay
- Top Layer - Cedar Shavings
I didn't have hay and I noticed all the dirt was wet from the rain. So I made a dirt/hay compromise for now ---
I made the bottom & middle layer all super dry peat moss, and then put thick cedar shavings on top! I figured this was good cause I use peat moss for my compsting toilet, and essentially you want the same kind of 'clean composting' action going on where your chickens will poop-pee.
Hope the ladies will love it!!!