You my want to look in a craft store for ideas. Small bails of straw used for fall decorations can be unassembled for nest materials. Also look in garden centers in the clearence area now for the coconut planter material, usaly in some types of hanging baskets. Just two ideas. Get creative, your birds will be happy as long as they have something to build with. Mine are very happy just using feathers when nesting material is not available. Oh ya feathers ARE a nest building material and FREE.i dont have access to quantity of dry grass. what other alternate material can i use as such? something i can get locally and cheaply if not for free.
I like untreated wood shavings for the floor, I can buy them cheap in a big bale and they absorb poop and make it easy to sweep out. You can either do a deep litter thing, or I put a thin layer and sweep everything out a couple of times a week and compost it. Some people use sand but then you can't really chuck it in the compost.I was wondering how often do you clean your lofts/coops and what material do most use to cover the floor and if you put DE or anything for mites on the material when you change the coop bedding