Cotton for brooder bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyndatu, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    I would say....no. It would hold moisture..and they might eat it, and get sick.
     
  3. Catalina

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    You might be able to use cotton rags.
    I think some people use shop cloths/rags?
    When they get messy just wash/dry and re-use.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Never used it for chickens, don't have any chickens yet, but...have used it for sick small animals when I managed a pet store. Regular loose cotton (such as you would get in bulk, not cotton clothing) doesn't work well, tends to tangle around their legs. Also, since a chick's legs are not smooth, it would probably stick even more.
     

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