Hemp Animal Bedding

Large Animal Hemp Bedding (33# Bag)

Empty Gourd Acres is part of the Dominion Hemp distributors network. We stock the 33-pound bags of hemp bedding which is specifically designed for use with horses, chickens, goats and other large animals. We use this product for our own chickens here on the farm.

Benefits of Hemp Bedding

  • 4x More Absorbent
  • Reduces Ammonia Odors Better than wood chips or sawdust
  • Low Dust Means Better Air Quality
  • Biodegradable – Better for Animals & the Planet
  • High thermal rating will keep your Chicks comfy and cozy
  • Hemp has antibacterial properties
  • Hemp is a natural insect repellent

Absorbs 4x Its Own Weight

Hemp is 75% cellulose and is a natural absorbent. This is the perfect material to keep your animals dry and happy. Because hemp absorbs four times its weight, compared to two times for wood and paper products, you need to clean and change bedding less often. This is a cost savings to you and better for the environment.

Reduces Odors

When hemp bedding is used, urine goes straight to the bottom of the animal stall, keeping the surface clean and dry. Odors become trapped under the surface, reducing ammonia and other odors much better than wood chips or sawdust. Reducing odor helps control flies and makes a more pleasing environment for you and your animals. Perfect for a barn full of horse stalls or your backyard chicken coop!

Low Dust Means Improved Air Quality

Dust compromises the quality of air for your animal and can easily lead to breathing complications. Hemp bedding offers a low dust environment, crucial for the health of your animals. It has air pockets and excellent heat retention properties when compared to sawdust or pine shavings.

Biodegradable = Better for Animals and Planet

Hemp bedding degrades faster than most animal care products such as wood shavings and sawdust. Perfect for your garden compost. Support sustainable farming practices and help create a larger demand for Hemp. The earth and economy will thank you for it.

High thermal rating will keep your Chicks comfy and cozy

Chickens like it to stay warm, with 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit being the ideal temperature range for their comfort and egg production.

With its low bulk density and high water absorption, hemp bedding contributes to thermoregulation and is an excellent insulator. This helps keep chickens warmer during the winter months​​.  Hemp bedding can also contribute to laying eggs longer and more often by maintaining a more consistent temperature within the coop.

Hemp has antibacterial properties

Hemp contains more than 500 compounds and complex macro-composition, giving it significant antibacterial properties. Dominion Hemp bedding is made from the hemp fiber crop and does not contain THC. Still, the remaining cannabinoids have been shown to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella in laboratory experiments. 

The hemp plant is being actively studied as a possible solution to antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA.

Hemp is a natural insect repellent

Parasitic mites and ticks can be a problem for your flock by reducing their production and spreading disease. Studies show up to 90% of caged hen houses have red poultry mites carrying pathogens. Ticks also can plague chickens, causing discomfort, sickness, lower productivity, and death.

However, lab tests of two compounds found in industrial hemp, caryophyllene and humulene, are shown to prevent and kill mites at low doses, demonstrating the natural insecticidal properties of hemp. Hemp even displayed promising effects against tick larvae and eggs. 

Dominion Hemp Animal Bedding 33lb Bags in Stock!