Brooder Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by actjac55, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. actjac55

    actjac55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2010
    North Texas
    I was wondering what alternative y'all use to wood shavings in your brooders. I was thinking of trying something new.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I like to use rubber shelf liner in my brooder. Its cheap, easy to clean and prevents chicks from developing splayed legs :)
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West

    I have tried hay, rice hulls and wood shaving both from a full pickup box from a yard supply and compressed bags and let me say from experience the compressed bags are the way to go. I found a company by the name of Stallion that has mixed medium wood chips that is 12 cubic feet of chips that have no cedar in it at all. It is not fine enough to be dusty to have respiratory issues with my girls ever. I buy 1 at a time and it lasts for 3 to 4 months easy. Best of luck.


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