Best brooder bedding?

Dec 13, 2017
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This is my first time having chicks in a brooder in the house. Have only had raised by broody hen before. I have tried towels and paper towels and not working great. Are wood chips the answer? If so, is there a certain type to get or avoid?
 

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Shavings. However, IMO, brooding in the coop or an outdoor brooder is by far the best choice. That way, they can be on your DL, and be brooded with a MHP style system. No more indoor chicks for me!
 
Dec 13, 2017
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I totally agree. My significant other decided to surprise me with day old chicks while it gets down to 1F. Didn't know why I wasn't so excited. Are pine shavings ok or is there a preferred shaving? 6 week old Wyanadottes in the house for at least a couple of weeks.
 

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