best bedding for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlered, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. littlered

    littlered In the Brooder

    May 16, 2010
    i am about to buy some chicks and i have a couple eggs in the incubator plus a broody hen as of yesterday so i should have a constant supply of chicks. but i have never had them befor so my question is what is the best thing to put in the floor of my homemade brooder.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I use pine shavings with paper towels on top for the first couple days till they figure out what is food and what is not. Then I remove them and just use pine shavings.
  3. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    Quote:That is exactly what I did. Worked great. I had the paper towels only for 3 days and then removed them.
  4. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chirping

    Jul 14, 2010
    Laramie, Wyoming
    We get the pine bedding at Walmart for 2.90 It fills a nice sized rabbit cage.
  5. kipper

    kipper Songster

    I have used paper towels both with and without shavings. I prefer without, and do this for about 5 days.

    Then I switch to pine shavings. I have also bought them at walmart, but the feed store is much cheaper.

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