Supporting the well-being of poultry is just as important as any other livestock, to ensure chickens and birds are raised correctly and healthily to supply good quality products to the food industry. One key component is the type of bedding which is used within the poultry house or used in the transporting of chicks, as quality poultry bedding will improve and maintain the health of the flock. When choosing the best bedding for chickens, it is important to consider the different kinds of materials that will keep the chicken coop clean and healthy. You will need to consider attributes such as absorbency level, density, warmth, dust-free, and odour control.
Here at Eden Products, the poultry bedding we supply ensures you achieve the best environment within your commercial poultry houses and broilers. Our bedding is manufactured from ground virgin compressed wood fibres, with are sustainable and biodegradable. It is a highly absorbent material, which makes it a suitable bedding for your chickens, effectively absorbing moisture to maintain a clean and dry setting for birds. Without the correct type of bedding material, chicken coops can become wet and soiled, which encourages bacteria to grow and causes risks such as respiratory issues, skin irritations, and eye problems. In this blog post, we have created a guide to finding the correct type of chicken bedding for your flock, to guarantee maximum comfort and health.
How to improve poultry living conditions?
Poultry bedding provides insulation and cushioning for your birds, as well as helps to absorb moisture and control odours. When the floor of the coop is kept dry, the risk of disease transmission is considerably reduced, as high-quality bedding will neutralise odours caused by droppings which impact ammonia levels. When ammonia in the air is high, bacteria will grow at a faster rate, which can lead to several health problems. Damp bedding can also encourage mites and pests to invade the coop, which can result in infections and cause fungal issues – therefore highly absorbent bedding is key.
The extra layer of protection on the ground of the coop also provides insulation for the poultry, keeping it warm and cosy within the broiler, to ensure the birds are living in a safe and comfortable environment. This also makes some bedding options suitable for chick transportation and nest boxes, to help improve the conditions.
Organic bedding materials for poultry houses
Organic bedding is becoming increasingly popular for poultry houses and broilers, as not only does it provide a healthy and comfortable home for your chickens, but it also helps to reduce the amount of waste produced. Organic materials are made from natural fibres such as wood, hemp, pine, and straw which are biodegradable and compostable. They help to absorb moisture, providing a dry and clean conditions for your chickens, while also helping to reduce the risk of disease or parasites. In addition, they can help to keep dust levels down as well as provide temperature control all year round. They are an eco-friendly solution to ensure that chickens stay healthy and happy!
As mentioned above, our poultry bedding is made from wood fibres, which have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to support the welfare of birds. We stock our poultry bedding in 25kg paper bags or 1,000kg bags to meet a range of requirements, no matter the size of your coop, our litter is an effective solution that can be used on the floor of any poultry house. These small wood shavings can be added to a compost heap once they are no longer useful, making Eden Poultry Bed cost-effective and sustainable.
We also supply wood wool, which is dust-free and suitable for hatcheries and chick transportation. Although it is not used for large poultry houses, it is a great product for nest boxes and transport crates. Used similarly to Eden Poultry Bed, wood wool can be used as a type of warm bedding, to support chicks and eggs. Eden Wood Wool Pads are particularly useful for the transportation of chicks, as they are manufactured out of kiln-dried wood that has been shredded to a straw-like consistency to reduce moisture content, providing a hygienic and healthy environment for young poultry.
Top-quality poultry bedding suppliers
Eden Products is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist wood fibres, so you can rely on us for high-quality, all-natural materials. Please feel free to browse our sustainable solutions on our website or if you require further information about the products we supply, contact us today and a member of our team will be more than happy to help!