4 Uses for Natural Wheat Straw
If you own livestock of any kind, you know how important it is to have straw for bedding, insulation, and more. At Thunder Acres, our family farm in south central Kansas produces 100% natural wheat straw that we can send to you for any use you need. Straw can have many uses, so keep reading to learn more!
Whether you have chickens, rabbits, or another type of animal, straw can make for the perfect bedding. It can provide a soft place for animals to lay, and it’s perfect for chicken coops where eggs need a cushioned spot in the nesting boxes!
Chicken Coop Insulation
Speaking of chickens, straw bales can make great insulation for coops, barns, and other enclosed areas on your farm. The hollow straw tubes are great at retaining warm air, so if you live in a spot that has frigid winters, straw can insulate your animal buildings and keep everything warm during the cold season.
Straw may be dry and hollow, but when placed over garden soil, it can help retain moisture and create a viable environment for growth. If you’re growing mushrooms, for example, or a type of plant that needs a moisture-rich environment, then straw is the perfect choice.
Garden Mulch and Weed Control
Straw can also be used for general garden mulch, keeping your plant roots warm and protected. It can help with weed control and keep your garden looking neat and tidy. Straw can also be much more affordable than standard mulch, helping you save each year, especially if you have a large garden area!
If you need straw for your farm or ranch, we can provide you with bundles of 4 pounds, 8 pounds, or 12 pounds, or an entire bale. We sell only 100% natural wheat straw, so you’ll know you’re getting a quality product!