Can I use hamster bedding as litter for newborn chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AluminumLithium, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. AluminumLithium

    AluminumLithium New Egg

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    I'm hatching my first ever batch of chickens, and one of my eggs started hatching today (3 days early) and I don't have any litter for the brooder. I can't get to the store now to get some pine shaving, so I was wondering if I can use some of my hamster's bedding. Its Carefresh Ultra, and it says its made of Cellulose fiber. The bag says you can use it for birds,but I think that it means birds like parrots and doves, and I just want to make sure it's safe for my chicks before I use it. Thanks!!



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  2. DaddyBird

    DaddyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the time being you can always use shredded newspaper or paper towels if you are unsure.
     

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