bedding change--how often?

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

  1. hensandchickscolorado

    hensandchickscolorado Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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??

    Thanks!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    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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