Bedding.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrew3waz, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. andrew3waz

    andrew3waz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,
    I am wondering if you can use shredded newspaper instead of pine shavings?

    Thanks,
    andrew3waz
     
  2. sheetmetaltom

    sheetmetaltom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what I just switched to have to shred myself. don't use colored or paper with a shine.
     
  3. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that whatever bedding you use they may eat some. Why don't you try sand? It is cheap, works as grit, they can dust bath in it if you keep it clean, and you don't have to change it just use a kitty litter scoop to clean.
     
  4. mommom97

    mommom97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been using sand or hay scraps for awhile, before I started that I used corn cob for my chicks and rats.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It would probably work. But I wouldn't want them to eat too much of the paper. Also, if possible, don't use shiny paper or paper with colorful ink on it.
     
  6. Timskins

    Timskins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used shredded paper at first and wont be using it after this weeks clean out. It seems to get inside the food and water more than the wood shavings.
     

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