Bedding Introduction.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrew3waz, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,

    I have had my 25 chicks on newspaper and now on the third day I am going to switch over to pine shavings and I am wondering is there a special way to introduce it to them or just dump it in there?

    Thanks,
    andrew3waz
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Newspaper is not good, it's too slippery underfoot and can cause foot and leg problems. Replace it with the shavings and cover the shavings with some kitchen roll for the first day or two, then remove and leave them on the shavings.
     
  3. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    If I have had newspaper down for 2 days already can I just put shavings down?
     
  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure officially. But I just started with shavings from day 1 and the chicks were fine so I bet you'd be good. Make sure to use shavings and not pine chips. And make sure no cedar!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. Put a 2-3 inch layer of shaving on the bottom of the brooder. Make sure that you use pine or aspen shavings; not cedar shavings or wood chips.
     

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