Brooder Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sweet Chicks, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Sweet Chicks

    Sweet Chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    My DH is alergic to pine....he stops breathing. We are getting chicks on Saturday and was wondering if anyone uses ground corn cobbs? I was planning on putting paper towels on it for the first couple of days.

    This is his project that I will be finishing LOL [​IMG]

  2. I think corn cobs would work well. Shredded newspaper would also do the trick
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    i use paper towels then just news paper,dont like to use shavings
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I just use chick starter now in the bottom works out great.
  5. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    i am used paper towels ontop of newspaper while they were little, and now just newspaper. the pine was getting everyplace and my banty's feets were always having shavings stuck to the feathers which annoyed them.
  6. Sweet Chicks

    Sweet Chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    Thanks for the replies. DH was so excited to bring home the ground corn cobbs for bedding!!! This is our first time raising chicks, I'll use what he brought home and if I don't like it I'll change over for the next batch in May!!! We have a spare bathroom already set up for HIS babies LOL! [​IMG]
    We are getting 6 Isa Browns on Saturday.
  7. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    I've seen people using the puppy disposable potty pads that look like they work better than the paper towels because they cover a bigger area and absorb water from the waterer so the chicks don't get wet because they sleep everywhere in the beginning.

    Good luck with you new babies.

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