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Animal Bedding

HempBedz Enquiries

HempBedz is available direct from us or from one of our distributors – you can find a list on the Distributors page of this website, or if you prefer to buy direct please contact us for current prices and delivery information. Dust extracted hay and straw are also available from us or our distributors packed in heat-sealed bales for your convenience.


HempBedz is made from natural hemp shiv, the woody core of the hemp plant. When separated from the external fibre hemp shiv gives a highly absorbent bedding. HempBedz is an ideal replacement for straw, paper or shavings for all pets, horses, and poultry. HempBedz is suitable for deep litter beds and for use in stables with rubber mats.

HempBedz is
  • Highly absorbent
  • Cost-effective
  • Dust extracted
  • Easy to handle
  • Labour-saving
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Odour reducing

HempBedz is capable of absorbing more liquid than wood shavings or straw, making the bed stay drier for longer.

Because HempBedz is dust-extracted it is kind to your animal’s respiratory system. HempBedz is not acidic so less likely to irritate your pet’s eyes, as shavings and other bedding materials can. In addition, animal odours will be reduced as HempBedz absorbs ammonia and other animal smells.

How to use HempBedz for Horses

If starting with a clean stable you will need 6-8 bales of HemBedz for a 12′ x 12′ stable.

If starting from an existing bed do not clean out all your previous bedding (as this is a waste) but use fresh HemBedz round the outside of your stable. As your old bedding becomes soiled remove in the normal way.

Once all old bedding is used, continue as above – you will then notice how much longer HempBedz lasts! From this point disturb the bed as little as possible, remove droppings daily and wet patches every three to five days. Top up with fresh HempBedz as required.

The average requirement for one horse is half to one bale per week.

Thought I’d send you this funny photo of our Shetland pony, Rosie. She had a little sedation when having her teeth cleaned and we used a bag of bedding to hold her head up.

Roslyn Bennett”


“Just to let you know order came early on Wednesday so that was good and I’ve just changed the first of 3 stables from shavings today…..I can’t believe how much better the hemp is, no dust, smells great and easy to move around, just annoyed I didn’t change sooner lol! I have a Connemara pony who has had laminitis in the past and his feet get sore, the hemp is much better underfoot! I used 7 bales for a large stable, will defo be buying more, thanks!”

“A family run business who have been amazing to do business with, loads of advice, easy ordering, extremely quick delivery with each order and an outstanding bedding product. Highly recommended indeed.”

“Nick at HempBedz was brilliant to deal with and answered all my questions. I ordered my pallet on the Friday and Wednesday afternoon it was with me! 2 bales down in the stable; no dust, soft, smells nice and hasn’t moved about.”

Louise Ockwell

“The horses are loving their Hempbedz. I’ve never seen the horses lying down so much and all at the time since we changed to your hemp bedding proving it must be very comfortable for them. Also would like to say the muck cart only needs emptying once a week now since we changed to hemp. A great product to put on the floor of the horsebox for travelling we get two or three trips out of it before having to put new in. Great stuff to work with”

Alan Spalding – Sport Horse UK Ltd – Aberdeen


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An Animal Lovers Guide To Hemp Bedding

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 08 January 2019

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Some animal lovers tend to underestimate the benefits of lining their coop, chicken run or pet enclosure with quality animal bedding, however, it is one of the best things you can do for your pets. Hemp animal bedding is making a big name for itself due to its incredible absorbency, neutral odour and its value for money. Inferior animal bedding can cause your pets to experience respiratory problems, as well as being painful to clean if the absorbency is simply not up to scratch.

What is hemp?

Hemp is an extremely versatile plant that has been used since ancient times for a variety of reasons- from textiles, to insulation, to rope, just to name a few. It’s a durable plant with a natural inbuilt pesticide that makes it especially easy to grow without relying upon artificial insect repellants or synthetic fertilizers. Today hemp is still commonly used as a textile, as well as for beauty products, such as hand cream and now- animal bedding.

One more thing… How is hemp bedding made?

Hemp bedding is made from what is known as the “hurd” of the cannabis plant. Basically the hurd is the stalk of the plant, which for animal bedding is mulched down into a kind of straw like texture, which is soft, absorbent and oh so natural.

Hemp Bedding Fast Facts

– Clumps for easy clean up
– Naturally pest repellent
– Highly absorbent
– Controls odour
– 1 bale lasts 3 chooks about 6 months

Here are the top five reasons why hemp animal bedding is simply the best.

1. Hemp bedding is a hyper absorbent natural product

One of the linchpins of a high quality animal bedding is the absorbency of the material. Though we have nothing but love for our pets, be they chickens, guinea pigs or rabbits, cleaning out their coop or enclosure can be a stomach turning experience if the bedding is porous and nonabsorbent. Some animal beddings can be so ineffective people have no doubt wondered if its purpose is purely decorative. Hemp bedding can absorb twice as much as standard wood shavings, which means you’ll be able to breathe a little easier while you clean your coop and enclosure.

2. Hemp is a natural pest repellent

As mentioned previously, hemp has a natural pesticide that repels all kinds of pests, like mites, flies and other critters. This is especially beneficial if you own chickens, as an infestation of mites can be a real pain for both you and your feathered flock. Hemp bedding is one of the best ways to prevent mites, alongside regular cleaning. Another handy hint some animal lovers endorse is spraying the hemp bedding with natural pesticides like eucalyptus, tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar. This will not only help prevent and kill mites, it will also have your coop smelling eggs-quisite.

3. Your pets will breathe easily with hemp bedding

Hemp is one of the most naturally produced animal beddings on the market. Other beddings, like recycled paper bedding, contains phenols that are toxic and the acids released from wood shavings can gradually cause damage to your animals respiratory system. Consider your own bed sheets and ask yourself the questions, ‘would I feel comfortable sleeping this close to a toxic product?’ For most of us the answer is a resounding, “no”. That’s why hemp bedding is one of the best options available at the moment. It is often grown entirely organically and doesn’t contain toxic components, like many of the other standard animal bedding options.

4. Hemp bedding saves you money in the long run

Hemp bedding is egg-ceptional value for a number of reasons. Firstly, given that the product is so absorbent, you can quite literally get away with using less bedding in the actual coop, as it will need to be replaced less regularly. Also, the strong repellent nature of this organic product will save you the time, money and hassle, as you will not need to fight off various pest and mite infestations, which may occur more commonly if you were using a standard variety of animal bedding.

5. Hemp bedding is simply more sustainable

Hemp bedding is often grown in an organic environment and does not rely upon various chemicals and pesticides to grow. Essentially, the situation is entirely win-win. Hemp bedding is the better product, for all the reasons previously listed, whilst at the same time it is better for the environment because it does not rely upon human intervention to grow speedily and healthily.

So, next time you need to buy your pets some new bedding, why not consider this slightly unusual but nevertheless highly effective option. After all, hemp bedding is a natural product that will make cleaning your coop a breeze. If you want to save time cleaning your coop or enclosure, why not check out the Penthouse, Piggy Paradise or Rabbit Den, all of which have slide away cleaning trays, which makes the job just that little bit easier.

Hemp bedding is not only twice as absorbent as most other animals bedding, it is also a natural pesticide, organic and supremely comfortable for your pets.