bedding change--how often?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hensandchickscolorado, May 18, 2011.

  1. hensandchickscolorado

    hensandchickscolorado Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Englewood Colorado
    I've been using pine shavings for litter in my brooder. 4 chicks, one week old, rubbermaid container.

    I have already changed it once in three days and am ready for a change on day 5. I read somewhere that once/week is enough, but that seems kinda gross!

    How often do you change their bedding/litter??

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    When the chicks were inside the house, I changed mine when it looked ( though I usually smelled it first) like it needed to be changed. Now that they've moved to a hutch outside I simply scrape off the top layer, stir everyting up and add new shavings every now and then. So I guess what im saying is, clean it as you see fit. Do what you need to do to keep things to your standards. Good luck!

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