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Alfalfa hay for bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SunnyDayz, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is alfalfa hay alright to use for chick's and duck's bedding? They are a few days old. I usually use pine shavings, but have a ton of the hay for the big girls' coop and was wondering since I ran out of the pine...? Thanks!
     
  2. austinandkara

    austinandkara Out Of The Brooder

    Yes that is fine. You will have to change it more frequently since alfalfa is less absorbent than shavings.
     
  3. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thank you!
     

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