bedding for chicks

Mr MKK FARMS

Crowing
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Sep 27, 2012
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Welcome to BYC!!!
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Glad to have you aboard!!
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deserthens

Chirping
9 Years
Feb 13, 2011
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If they are indoor I have used newspaper
For my hens /pullets outside i use cedar chip in their sleeping area. Read/heard somewhere it helps keep insects away
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
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North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, dmw3, and
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! Great to have you here! I think (but don't know for sure) that oak shaving would be okay - just make sure they aren't so small that the chicks could ingest them. Good luck to you!
 

chickie farmer

Chirping
6 Years
Feb 27, 2013
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I raised mine on pine chips and they are doing great on it. (with newspaper under it). They eventually pull some of the paper out but I just tuck it back under the chips. It gives them something to do. ( scratch and search) They are now 6 weeks old and fully feathered.
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
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Aug 13, 2007
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North/Central Florida
So long as the shavings are dry, not moldy or contaminated with anything, they should work OK. Not sure if they will as absorbent as pine shavings, but they should work OK.
 

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