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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smokeyodie97, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I use asbedding.
     
  2. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used News Paper as chicks and everyday I would clean it out and put new Newspaper in the brooder. DO NOT USE CEDAR CHIPS!!
     
  3. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about shredded paper
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    I use paper towels for the first week or so and then go with pine shavings.
     
  5. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why not cedar chips
     
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    can't get enough chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shredded paper might not be good because they eat everything. Just type in "Can you use cedar shavings as bedding for chicks?" in google. It has killed many chicks but some seem to be fine. I think it makes their imune system very weak so if they do get a disease they could die.
     
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chickens are pretty sensitve to the oils/odor that cedar chips have and can get sick or even die from it. Pine and white shavings are fine, but cedar is a big no no.
     
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    can't get enough chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I have heard some chicks have been fine with them but most die so I just wouldn't risk it.
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newspaper is too slippery for chicks' feet. You could end up with some getting spraddle legs.

    I used paper towels, then pine shavings when they were a bit bigger.
     
  10. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts on laying a garbage bag down, then paper towels on top? or would this get too slippery? I'm planning on using a cardboard box for a brooder, but starting to think I won't be able to keep it clean.
     

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