Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KristenF87, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. KristenF87

    KristenF87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it okay to use pine shavings as bedding for baby chicks? My fiance and I found a bedding made of aspen shavings at petsmart and thought maybe it would be better for them but it is a bit more pricey. We also found a recycled paper bedding, carefresh, but that was even more expensive. We only want the best for our babies, what should we do?

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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Pine shavings are fine to use. Thats what I use. [​IMG]
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'M using crushed corn cobs, but considering using peat moss and organic soil.
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Pine shavings are my favorite!
     
  5. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aspen is easiest on the respitory system because there is no oil but pine is okay to use.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My fav chick bedding is Pine Shavings...Cuts down on smell big time. Really easy to clean..even tells you on the bag how many times it should be changed for chickens. Even to refresh it is so easy you can use a kitty litter croop and scoop out some of the poo and refresh the shavings. Works awesome!
     
  7. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pine shavings are good unless they are to pricy and then there are always other good things to use..
     

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