The AstroTurfNXT Poultry Nesting Pads are an advanced design that is light weight yet strong enough for any nest box. The original version was not one my girls liked. This NXT version is more expensive as it is more dense with a ‘softer’ feel. Your girls are worth it , right? So for a few bucks more you get happy hens AND a better product.
Wood shavings can harbor mites, lice and other harmful critters in a nest box filled with wood shavings. Plus there is the expense of constantly replacing wood shavings that may rot, mildew or cause nasty fungus to grow in the itty bitty nooks and crannies of the nest box. That replacement cost can really add up over time. These UV-resistant pads have a life expectancy of 7 years
So put down AstroTurfNXT Poultry Nesting Pads one time and now you have an easy to maintain nest box material. Buy it once and use for years to come!
Your happy and healthy hens will love you for it.
AstroTurfNXT Poultry Nesting Pad can be cut with scissors to conform to your nest box shape. Color is Grey.
Made in the USA
Taking Care of the Poultry Nest Pad
Nest Pads should be allowed to get to the same temperature as the hen house. So put them in place that is out of the way and leave them for a few hours so they are at the same temperature. Make your nests a dark and comfortable place for the hen to want to go in to.
DO NOT ALLOW THE NEST PADS TO ACCUMULATE EXCESSIVE BUILD UP OF DIRT AND DROPPINGS. Clean as needed. Nest Pads should be removed at least every three weeks – or sooner if you see that they are soiled. Shake pads to remove dirt, dust and droppings. If you have broken eggs, remove the pad for cleaning.
If you see that the pads are filling with droppings often you might want to close off the nest boxes at night. It is very likely the birds are sleeping in them.
We suggest you keep a few extra Poultry Nest Pads on hand. When you see a nasty Poultry Nest Pad you can put in a clean one and take the soiled one out to clean it.
Cleaning the Poultry Nest Pad is as simple as placing them in a bucket/pan of warm soapy water for a few hours and brushing them. Let the Poultry Nest Pad(s) soak to loosen the droppings or broken eggs. Use a brush to clean the Poultry Nest Pad and rinse it well after the scrubbing. Once it is completely dry it is ready to be returned to the nest box.
Rodents love to hang in your coop if they can. Even if it is just to sneak in and steal away with any egg residue, droppings or bedding material they will. Their eating habits will destroy the Poultry Nest Pad if they are not kept clean of those things.