Brooder box for new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sisters Farms, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    im getting a coupe of baby chicks this week. They will be a week old. I use pine shavings in my main coop. Should I use pine shavings for their brooder box? I will have the border box inside my house until they get older
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I use pine for my chicks with no problems. Cedar should be avoided entirely, but pine is okay.
     
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  3. mminer13

    mminer13 New Egg

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    I've used pine shavings with my chicks with no issues. I buys the cheapest shavings from our local feed store and the shavings are pretty large, bigger than what I remember using when we had hamsters as kids, so I'm not too worried about a chick eating it.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I also use pine shavings, with no problems.
     
  5. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used pine shavings with my chicks this year, but for the firs few days I had newspaper covered with paper towels (to avoid splayed legs). This was so they didn't eat the pine shavings. Then, after a day or two I added in the pine shavings.
     
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  6. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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