Another Bedding question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenniferC, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    I have my little ones on Carefresh bedding, and I think I've used way more bedding than necessary for just 2 chickies. There's no smell and the bedding looks clean and I've been adding more here and there to make what my kids call a "chick mountain" so they can sleep closer to the light if they want.

    Do you have to change their bedding entirely once a week? When I had them on paper towels I could tell I'd have to change them every day or so, but it seems like I could just mix up the bedding I'm using and maybe sprinkle more on top and it would be fine.

    It seems silly to throw away so much bedding when it only got used by 2 chicks.

    Anyone else just stirring and adding?
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I have just 2 chicks as well, and I notice that they do not seem to make too big a mess. I clean mine out completely about once every 2 weeks or so. I don't add extra because of the way mine is set up it would all just end up kicked out the sides [​IMG] I have a dish of grit that they poop in a lot because they are always standing, sleeping or playing in it... so that gets dumped and refilled once every couple of days or so.

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