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I stumbled upon an idea of using leaves as bedding material to cut down on bedding costs. My property is covered in leaves and that would certainly be a cheap option for me. Has anyone tried this?
 

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It is OK very short term, but once they start peeing on it, it doesn't absorb at all. So it will stay wet and mold.
I was afraid of that, just based on how long it takes leaves to dry out. Some people said them mixed it into pine shavings and it helped the bedding stay fluffy.
 

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So I use only shavings now.
What do you do when kidding time comes around then? I've heard that shavings are bad when kidding because they will get stuck to the newborn and make it hard for the mother to clean her kid, and they can get stuck on kids' noses and suffocate them.
 

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I use straw for bedding, other than a little bit of browsing around in it; it seems to get ignored once it's tramped down a bit.
 
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