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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GlenwoodFarm, Sep 3, 2009.
..... The Title really says it all, just curious if this is bad for chickies
how old are the baby chicks?
What are you planning on having for the bedding?
If they are a few days old I would suggest using some towels. If the brooder is larger use only a light layer of wood chips. Dont use anything too slippery for the baby chicks.
For my stardard sized chicks, I used 5-6" of pice shavings - then switched out to aspin shavings that seemed less dusty and I think smells better.
For my banties, I used the wood pellets 5-6". LOVED the pellets so much better. They dry out the poo in minutes. Easy to scoop out the dried poo with a spoon.
I will forever use the pellets in the brooder.
In the big coop, I use a deep litter of Aspin shavings, wood pellets and Stall Dry.
Great, that will make things much easy... been trying it out for 2 weeks and was amazed at how well it was working with the chicks.... No smell at all Had to make sure it was safe though