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How to change from paper towels to sand bedding

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My chicks are 7 days old. How do I change bedding from paper towels to builder's sand? What do I need to watch for?

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I would switch to news paper or cedar chips. If you are using chick crumbles, which I would be using 😉, they could mistake the sand for food and start eating it. I would wait awhile longer.
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Everything I have read newspaper is bad, they do not have good footing and cedar chips are bad for their lungs. Guess I will go with pine.  I am feeding crumbles.  Thanks for the advice.

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I switch to sand from a towel after a week or so. Mine have had a little bowl of sand while they were on the towel and have no problem with not eating all the sand once I switch.

 

I just remove the towel one day and instead of replacing with another clean towel, I put sand in it and put the girls back in again.

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