Brooder flooring

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dkkirby, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. dkkirby

    dkkirby Songster

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    What is the best thing to use on the floor of my brooder please..so feet get strong and less mess?:frow:idunno
     
  2. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Pine shavings is the best bedding for chicks, Never use ceder as ceder gives off toxic fumes that can make your chicks very sick..
     
  3. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    I don't know the best but I use shredded Newspaper indoors, straw outdoors. I would use straw indoors but I do not want to bring in pests from a farmers wheat field into my house. Pine Shavings seems to be what all the feed stores use when they sell chicks so maybe that's best. I personally like shredded newspaper because the top layer seems to get stuck together like a sheet of paper glued by chick manure and I can just peel a layer and add more swiftly to clean it up.
     

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