So I'm such a perfectionist everything is driving me nuts! I've been using towels for the chicks bedding for the first 2 weeks. They are doing great with it, we change the towel once a day. Although now that the poop is bigger it is getting dirtier more often. I'm thinking of switching to the pine shavings. I bought a big bag last month from a family run farm store and they told me it was pine shavings. I just looked at it and all is says is Pestell softwood shavings. So..will this be ok? I know I am not supposed to use cedar so now I'm freaked out that they sold me this huge amount of bedding I won't be able to use! Thanks for advice!
bedding --is it the right kind?
- Gone Broody
Sounds like they're ready for shavings. When I brooded them, I only used paper towels for 2 days, then they went right on the shavings. Now that I hatch under a broody, they end up on shavings right away.
I'd probably use the shavings. Cedar is the only thing we're supposed to avoid.
Yeb your good to go, use it and don't worry, they will be just fine.
Lots of people use shredded newspaper, but it can be slick and cause leg problems if not shredded.
If there were cedar shavings in the bag of shavings, I believe you would be able to smell it, at least if it were in any quantity. I'd use the wood shavings.
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