Bedding for my Babies Butts?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoopCrazy, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Whats do you guys use for bedding in your brooder? I know alot of people use papertowels but would like something that doesn't require changing as much. How often do you change Pine Shavings?
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot depends on the brooder. My brooder is a large stock tank. I use bedding in mine and it works great. If your brooder has a wire mesh floor then bedding is not a good idea.
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Large tupperware container no wire. How often do you change the bedding and should i stir it up daily? Thanks
     
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything shredded runs the risk of being eaten and causing "pasty butt" or intestinal blockages....

    We use newspaper covered with paper towels...

    You might be able to use the new "bunny bedding" made of recycled paper-- but use only the grey kind-- the others have color/deodorant added.
     
  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judge for yourself. If it starts to smell and looks dirty, then change it.
     
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Cool thanks
     

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