anyone use corn cob liter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hippiechicks, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I read in a book that you can use crush corn cob for litter can i use corn cob bedding for horses ,for the litter in my brooder I go get my chicks tomrrow also I dont understand how you keep your temp at 95 today mine started at 85 and now is reading 100 and i know it will go down tonight
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that corncobs can harbor bacteria. I used it once and had some chicks die for no reason. I will never use it again. I use pine shavings.
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
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    The incubator is easier if kept in a consistant room temperature. Is always better if well insulated. You did not give a description or pics of your incubator. Humidity makes a big difference in temperature also.
     
  4. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    not an incubator i was tailkng about in the brooder sorry about not being clear but I think it is okay because I just took the temp out of of the light and it was 90 so the can move out of the heat
     
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