10 day old chicks on newspaper OK????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DonnaBelle, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of putting my 10 day old tomorrow (20th March) chicks on newspaper. Now they are on paper towels. What do you think?? 49 RIR and 6 banties. Thanks,

    DonnaBelle
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, newspaper is too slippery. You need to get them on pine shavings. It will smell much better, trust me! I put mine on shavings at a couple days old.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Make sure it is pine too! Cedar is often toxic to chicks
     
  4. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree stinky little things with out pine also you can pick them up and no poop on feet.
     
  5. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you guys, pine shavings it is.

    DonnaBelle
     
  6. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I line the bottom of my brooder with newspaper and put a good layer of pine shavings over the newspaper. I do it this way for easier cleanup because when you need to clean the brooder out, all you have to do is roll it up in paper! Yes I like easier! [​IMG]
     

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