bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by love4mychick, May 3, 2009.

  1. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i have 4 horses and i am turning one of the stalls into a chicken coop and i read that chickens can not have shaveings or pellits because they will eat them and it will kill them if this is true please tell me.
    if there are any kind of bedding that they can have please tell me what you recomend
     
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I use pine shavings, quick-pik horse shavings to be exact. They scratch in them, the odor stays down, it is absorbant, and they don't eat it.
     
  3. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings.The first 2 days lay newspaper on top and sprinkle alittle feed on the paper so they know what their food is.After 2 days remove paper. Will
     
  4. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you everyone
     
  5. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We always use pine for our horses and are planning on using it for our chickens. I've never heard of it causing any problems.
     
  6. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the internet said that those pellets that you wet and then they make a soft type of matiral that looks like scratch to chickens and it can kill them
     

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