Anyone ever used old sheets in brooder box?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tigertrea, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2012
    LaSalle Ontario Canada
    I've been thinking of what to use for my chicks when I get them. I have a ton of old sheets around from having puppies. I hate using paper for my pups and find sheets easier. I have a heavy-duty washer and find sheets easier to clean...pick up and toss in washer on heavily soiled load. Done.

    Anyone do this with chicks?

    Good idea? Bad? What do you think.
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I think that is a good idea at least it is worth a try since you don't mind putting them in your washer. It may not be a particularly absorbent material, so once the poops get wetter and more frequent you may want to switch over to pine bedding once they are not in danger of eating it.
  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Sound good if there not the slick kind.Washing is a nother thing.I would consider WASHETERIA...cva34

    Mine go on pine shavings about a week..
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I use baby receiving blankets that I used for our puppies but only for about a week, then they went on shavings. :thumbsup

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