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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lnm03, Oct 22, 2008.
How much of the pine bedding do I need to put into the bottom of my brooder?
I usually kept mine at a depth of 1 or 2 inches.
Oh bummer, I'm the odd man (girl ) out here... I usually keep mine 3 inches or a little deeper. My chicks have always loved to scratch in it and bathe in it and they seem to like the deeper bedding than when I used less.
How do you keep the bedding dry? My chicks always get their water everywhere, and I end up changing the pine shavings every day.
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Put there food and water on somthing so nothing gets in it but make sure they can still reach it.
A brick, peice of wood, I put a few coasters together !!! Make sure its stable so nothing falls !!!
My water is on a slightly raised shelf of hardwire over a wood frame. My shavings are about 3 inches. They do like to fluff down into deeper shaving, it's fun to watch.
I remove any matted damp bits and turn and replenish every day, taking out any food that's gotten into it and mixed with poo. Mine are a week old today and most have begun to figure out roosting on their brooder length pole.
They're fun, good luck.
This is what I did with my waterer until I actually hung it.
Thanks for the picture. That really helped me visualize how it could work better in my brooder. My 2 week old chicks are in a brooder with a mesh floor right now because I could not keep the shavings dry! I'm going to try adding some pine shavings, but keeping the waterer over a bare mesh area for draining the spills.
I have the temp in my brooder at 90* is that ok for day old chicks? I get them tomorrow!!! YAY