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brooder set-up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snaphu, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. snaphu

    snaphu Chirping

    Jun 18, 2010
    I have some eggs in an incubator due to hatch in the next few days... what is the best litter to put in the brooder? are pine shavings ok?
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Pine shavings are fine to use after the first week OR under paper towels the first week. Chicks may eat the pine shavings and it's best to start them on paper towels.
    I use paper towels over shavings for the first week and sprinkle some feed on the paper towels from day one to make it stupid-easy for them to find it and realize it's worth looking for in the corner feeder!
    Good luck with your new babies!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  3. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    Pine shavings with paper towels on top is fine. Remove the paper towels after 4 days. [​IMG]

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