Brooder bedding and treats for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SpotsandStripes, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. SpotsandStripes

    SpotsandStripes Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chick friendly shaving but was told to put paper towel down to stop them eating the shavings when they first arrive in the brooder. How long should I keep the paper towel on?

    I also was wondering when I could start giving my little girls some treats and grit, they are only 3 days old. Do I give them the grit first and then some extra bits of food? What would you suggest giving them, what have your chicks enjoyed?

    Thanks for any advice, I'm a newbie at this and want to give them a good start in life!
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Most people use the paper towels for about a week.

    You can start with non fibrous treats like scrambled eggs (good because they are high in protein) or tiny bits of soft fruit with out skins or seeds. I think I started with chick grit fairly early, but I'm not sure about full sized grit.
     
  3. SpotsandStripes

    SpotsandStripes Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I have some chick grit so I'll give it ago when they are a week old [​IMG]
     
  4. linkedsilas

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    I used puppy pads and they worked well for me. Just make sure they arent picking at the plastic
     

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