Bedding For Brooder

FunnyBunnies12

Songster
9 Years
Aug 28, 2010
725
4
129
Cedar Springs, Michigan
What kind of bedding can I use for the brooder? I do have a towel for the outside part where the food/water will be, but where they rest in the heated area, I'd like to put some bedding down for them to snuggle in. What kind of bedding is safe to use? These are ideas of mine..........

Care Fresh Bedding
Shredded Pine Bedding
Shredded Paper

Any other ideas I could use for their resting/heating area?

Also, how soon can I give them sweet Peas? Mushed up peas? Spring Mix Lettuce?

Thanks
 

treldib

Songster
9 Years
Jul 5, 2010
678
7
121
Southern California
Quote:
Care Fresh isn't that great of a bedding for these messy little buggers...it kind of fuses together and makes big blobs of goop when wet (which it will be....a lot)

Someone else will have to help you with the other questions. Have fun witth the Ducklings!

Edited to fix spelling
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katharinad

Overrun with chickens
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
2,585
31
181
Southern Oregon Mountains
Best is to use pee wee pads and cotton towels. Anything else they may try to eat and can end up with a compacted crop. This can be very dangerous. Mine don't get pine shavings until they move out of the brooder. That is usually around 2-3 weeks of age. I also put a cookie sheet under the water and food to catch the mess.
 

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