Advice / Input needed please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bloom chicks, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first broody hen. I have a broody hen and her babies are due tomorrow. I have her in the coop in her nest in a large dog crate. My question is should I leave the shavings or should I put down potty pad for the baby chicks. Thank you so much for your input.
     
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  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the hen is already on the shavings, I wouldn't mess with her. leave it be.
     
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  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I prefer shavings. Also the less you bother her the better.
     
  4. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! Yes she is already on shavings.
     
  5. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck [​IMG]
     

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