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Bathtub Brooder + Cleaning Question

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Hello! My chicks are coming in very soon, which is exciting, and I'm setting up the brooder, I just have a few questions...as I've never used an unused bathtub before. lol What would be safe to line it with? Would garbage bags be OK, or would they potentially be able to ingest some if they scratched enough? Or would it be better to just do a layer of pine shavings over the tub floor?

 

Apologies for all of the questions!!

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Garbage bags covered with a layer of shavings would be fine. It'll make the brooder a lot easier to clean! 

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Great, thank you! My mom is worried that it might be too slippery even with the pine so we'll talk about it and either do that or a sheet. :)

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One more question - is it OK to use a bit of plant based cleaner in the tub? I accidentally went ahead and did it since the tub was kind of gross and now I'm worried it will hurt them...I'm letting the room air out before I put any of the bags/bedding down but I just wanted to make sure. If is is bad, do I rinse out with vinegar to get rid of it or is there something else I can do?? I'm a little bit freaked out.

 

The ingredients are Corn and Coconut Derived Biodegradable Surfactant, Corn Based cleaning salt, Soda Ash, Potassium Hydrate, Fragrance, Oil Blend, Color, Water (Purified).


Edited by rainwolfeh - 3/28/16 at 1:02pm
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