Rape straw

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rowbow

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Rape straw
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:45 »
Is anyone using oilseed rape straw for nesting or bedding? the revues are very good, the bit I like is that it composts down within 6 months.  :)

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Re: Rape straw
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 22:00 »
I have been rereading my chicken manual today which says rapeseed is poisonous to chickens. So I would be inclined to stsy away from rape straw.

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Re: Rape straw
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 09:09 »
Thay are referring to the seed, which I agree with but the straw has dust extracted crushed and cut, I doubt if any seed would get through, read the revues from stables on the benefits.  :ohmy:



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