Bedding options

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MamaDani, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. MamaDani

    MamaDani Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2009
    Chesapeake, VA
    We are using pine shavings in the brooder. They work great except they go flying too easily when the chicks jump around or flap their wings. I was thinking of giving pellet cat litter (like yesterday's news or feline pine) a try. Is this a good idea or is there a problem that I'm not thinking of? I've got to do something b/c there's shavings everywhere! I'm using the hand vac constantly b/c I have a 1 year old that puts everything in her mouth!
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    I use pine shavings too, but only in the summer. In winter I use straw, which also works great. Sometimes I use it year round.

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