can i use milled straw as chick bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leghorn890, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. leghorn890

    leghorn890 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hatching a few eggs after Christmas and I was doing some research about raising baby chicks, and a lot of sites where saying the only bedding you can give them is large wood shavings or pine shavings? but they never said anything about milled straw, so could I used milled straw as chick bedding?
     
  2. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't I heard straw can get moldy and is to Dusty for the chicks I would use shavings or rice hulls or corncob bedding
     
  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hay has a higher chance of getting moldy than straw.If it is change regularly and kept dry it wont mold.
     
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    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NATURAL MILLED STRAW - £4.25 per bale
    Wheat Straw undergoes a rigorousmilling process, which enhances its absorbency. All straw is passed through an extraction unit which leaves it virtually dust free. Our equine bedding products are treated with Eucalyptus which creates a pleasant fragrance in your stable and deters horses from eating their bed.
    http://www.cappertrading.com/pages/?ID=3
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I use straw/hay as bedding in my coops and brooders because its much cheaper (around here) than the alternatives. I've never had a mold problem, but all of the housing they're used in are dry and cleaned often.
     

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