Hemp makes superb chicken nesting material as it’s warm, 100% natural and has natural anti-bacterial properties. It is also highly absorbent of moisture and droppings so that the nest stays clean and dry which hens love.
Environmentally-friendly and bio-degradable, hemp is far more absorbent than hay or straw which aren’t nearly as suitable for nesting due to mould and long-fibre issues. Hemp nesting, when correctly managed, can be left in the nest for up to 6 months between complete changes. This significantly reduces the time spent cleaning your nests and the amount of nesting material to be disposed of. Our boxes of hemp are 40 litres, which is enough to fill two large nest boxes with plenty left over. Alternatively, you can purchase larger amounts of hemp in our big, 100 litre bales which are ideal for use as bedding.