Chick Bedding Used

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Catfish267, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Pine Shavings

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Straw/hay

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Wire floor

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Sand

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. Other

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the first few weeks of life...
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Wire floor isn't good for chicks' feet. I cover the shavings with paper towels for the first few days, because they eat a lot of it. They won't die, but. They need to be eating food and not shavings.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  3. PaisyQ

    PaisyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I happen to have a bunch of doggie pee pads I no longer have a dog for, so I thought I'd try them out in the brooder. We're only a few hours in, but so far so good.
     
  4. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please update how they work I have some too if it works out I might just use them till they are gone.
     
  5. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Industrial paper towels 1st week, then pine shavings sprinkled with grit for next 6 weeks.
     
  6. I use wood shavings, and sometimes shredded paper towels if the wood shavings are making a mess!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pine shavings and/or hay, depending on what I have available.
     

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