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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by QP, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. QP

    QP Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2008
    Are newspapers fine for the chicks?
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    newspapers could be slick.an cause the chicks legg probs.id go to the feedstore an get a bagg of litter or shavings to put in their brooder.an put papertowels on top for 2 or 3 days till they learn to eat good.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Newspaper can cause spaddle leg in chicks...they can't get good footing and their legs slip out from under them...Go with paper towels, then add wood shavings under those and finally take the paper towels away around a weeks time....

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