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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amandarey20, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. amandarey20

    amandarey20 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard alot of different things to use as bedding in a brooder. Right now I plan on using paper towels until they get their footing but not sure what to do after that.

    Here's how they'll be living
    Outside in an old rabbit hutch
    There's only three of them
    It has a wire cage bottom.
    They will be off the ground

    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:I think you'll like the convenience of shavings. They smell good, provide good footing to prevent leg injury and the larger sized shavings won't look like food for the chicks. $5 for a 3 cubic foot compressed bale is pretty standard price.


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  3. amandarey20

    amandarey20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any particular kind of shavings?
    I've heard wood shavings make a huge mess.
     

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