Baby Chicks on the way. Quick Question on Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cockasaurus Rex, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Cockasaurus Rex

    Cockasaurus Rex New Egg

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    Hey All.... I have a quick question on bedding for my baby chicks who are set to arrive on the 27th of this month [​IMG]. I have purchase pine shavings but was wondering if I should start them off with paper towels, t-shirts or something else until they know where there food is. I'm a newb at all this so any help would be appreciated...Thanks
     
  2. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I start them off with papertowel sheets on the floor of the brooder. It makes it very easy to keep it clean.
     
  3. MoodyBroody622

    MoodyBroody622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ALWAYS use wood chips...
     
  4. Cockasaurus Rex

    Cockasaurus Rex New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the quick response.. That is what I'm gonna do then. It definitely makes the most sense. Thanks again
     
  5. Timskins

    Timskins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about shredded paper, I have heard that mentioned a few times?
     
  6. redrocketrooster

    redrocketrooster Allons-y

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    Meh. I stick with pine shavings.
     
  7. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A warning on pine shavings:
    If they splash water on it at all-it goes rancid almost immediately. Chickens dont stink, but WHEW those shavings do!
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Newspaper is too slippery, and I wouldn't trust shredded paper, either. I use paper towels. After they have a chance to learn what food is, about 2 weeks old, I switch to fine pine shavings.
     
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  9. redrocketrooster

    redrocketrooster Allons-y

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    The sink can be managed with cleaning and of course Sweet PDZ!
     
  10. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots and lots of cleaning ;)
     

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