? about bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cockadoodlemom, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    I was wondering if I could use left over material to put over pine bedding instead of paper towels and would it be ok to wash with some bleach and reuse? :/Just a thought hope its not too crazy guess I am getting anxious for babies to get here 3/26
  2. chickengirl

    chickengirl In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2007
    yah you could do that but i think would be better would just be some regular wood shavings or like sawdust that is what i use when i have baby chicks and ducks
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I'm not sure, but I think CC uses old towels that she rinses out and then washes to use again. I guess material would work just as well.
  4. Marion

    Marion Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I have used pieces of that outdoor "carpet" that is green and looks like grass and it worked great! I have 3 pieces the size of the floor of the brooder and it makes cleanup so easy... just roll it up and roll a fresh one out as you go... the chicks hardly notice! Then I take it out and hose off the poopy, spray a bit of dilute bleach solution on it, hang it in the sun to dry! Having 3 makes it possible to always have a fresh one on hand ready to go![​IMG]
  5. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Thanks so much for your help.[​IMG]

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