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

    Nov 12, 2012
    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!!

    This is the bag it comes in.[​IMG]
  2. DaddyBird

    DaddyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    For the time being you can always use shredded newspaper or paper towels if you are unsure.

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