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Hi! I posted earlier about care for my one legged chicken (birth defect) and since I'm keeping it in a crate inside for now I wasn't sure if it was OK to use the all natural paper bedding (like for rabbits and ferrets) or if I have to use the pine shavings. Thanks and any other advice is welcome for caring for the little chick, its not growing at the same Raye as other 3.
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Hi! I posted earlier about care for my one legged chicken (birth defect) and since I'm keeping it in a crate inside for now I wasn't sure if it was OK to use the all natural paper bedding (like for rabbits and ferrets) or if I have to use the pine shavings. Thanks and any other advice is welcome for caring for the little chick, its not growing at the same Raye as other 3.

I use the pine bedding but I'd think the all natural paper bedding would be fine too. I feed my chicks mashed boiled egg at times. This might improve the growth of your chick.
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Hi! I posted earlier about care for my one legged chicken (birth defect) and since I'm keeping it in a crate inside for now I wasn't sure if it was OK to use the all natural paper bedding (like for rabbits and ferrets) or if I have to use the pine shavings. Thanks and any other advice is welcome for caring for the little chick, its not growing at the same Raye as other 3.

Go to Tractor Supply and buy the smallest bottle of Bovidr Labs Poultry Nutri-Drench. It is all  natural, created by a US cattle breeder, made under 2 US patents. I have used the Bovidr Labs products  for over a decade on my collies and poultry. It is a great nutritional supplement which does not need to be digested. It mainlines directly into the bloodstream. Measureable in 30 minutes with 99% utilization. This stuff really perks the chicks up. It boosts their G.I tract which helps them digest their feed better. 

   Here are the poultry instructions. : Give each chick at hatch one drop only by mouth. Repeat as needed every 8-10 hours until perky. For maintenance, put 2-4 ml per gallon in their water. ( I do this for the 2st 2 weeks of life to get my birds off to a strong start. No sicknesses or detahs, just robust chicks. My solution looks like very weak tea. The smallest bottle at Tractor Supply is 6.99. A real good buy. Or try your local feed store.

 Best Regards,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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