Bedding for brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SEP Board, May 17, 2016.

  1. SEP Board

    SEP Board Out Of The Brooder

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    What type of bedding do you use for your brooder?
     
  2. n2everythg

    n2everythg New Egg

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    I dont spray my yard with chemicals... least not the back yard.
    so every other time I mow I just collect the grass clippings and dry them on a tarp in the driveway and use that.
    works good.
    gotta change them out every 2-3 days as the monsters are messy and stinky.
     
  3. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    $8 pine shavings from Southern States.

    Unless of coarse I'm using my metal brooder.

    MW
     
  4. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Oh, I just realized that you posted this in the quail section.

    I have only raised turkeys and chickens so I can't give you any advice on that.

    Sorry.

    MW
     
  5. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Sand!!! This was the first year using it and will never use anything else from now on in my brooders!
     
  6. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pet pads for the first week, then they are on 1/2" wire mesh over dropping pans.
     
  7. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bedding. Mine start out on 1/4" wire after 7-10 days move them to 1/2" wire
     
  8. rhondita55

    rhondita55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use People Pads, They are cheaper than the Pet Pads. Then when they are older I switch to shredded paper. White preferably so you can find the eggs.
    Can't think of a better use for bills...... can you?
    I just have a 2 tier Rabbit Hutch with a male + 3 females per tier. Hatch 12 eggs in my mini incubator every 2 weeks.
    Small Animal cages until they are old enough to go outside in a small chicken coop to grow until harvested in 8 weeks. This is just kept outside with a dirt/sand floor since I live in the AZ desert.
     
  9. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha[​IMG]
    Nope

    MW
     
  10. KrisandLuna

    KrisandLuna Out Of The Brooder

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    Same. Easy clean with a dollar store hand held broom. Poop moves, gravel stays. Love it. Better than shavings.
     

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