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bedding for chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by versamorgans, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. versamorgans

    versamorgans New Egg

    Apr 7, 2007
    im getting 25 chicks in the mail on thur. im all set up and ready to go. now im second guessing myself on bedding. i have horses so i used the bagged shavings. is that allright?
  2. Loveshisbirds

    Loveshisbirds Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2007
    Its okay but at first put a layer of Paper towels over the Shavings untill they learn what there food is otherwise they will eat the shavings so just cover them up for now and then after there 100% sure about where and what there food is uncover them! good luck
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Yep, what he said. That's what I do. Congratulations! Have fun with the babies, they grow up reeeal fast.
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    versamorgans, Welcome to BYC. Hands down pine shavings are the best you can use. In just a couple days when the peeps know what's food and water they are good to go. Good Luck.

  5. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2007
    Oooh, also a question. Those little things that look like shavings, but are appearently healthier (and I would say much softer!)? Are those okay? They do have a big list of animals that they're great for, including birds.

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