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Couple of chick questions?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lee1, May 22, 2011.

  1. Lee1

    Lee1 Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2008
    Up State New York
    Hello, My chicks are almost 1 week old, still on paper towels thinking about replacing with pne shavings.?

    Also when do they start flying to top of brooder (brooder noy to high)? Thanks in advance.
  2. geese11

    geese11 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    We use woody pet they are like a pellet and don't need to change as often as pine also not as much trouble with it getting into the water when thay play around, plus it reduces the smell. I swapped from pine as they still kept trying to eat it.
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Most people change over to pine shavings around 3 or 4 days old, whenever they figure out what food is. They will still eat a little of it, probably. They will probably start flying up to the top of the brooder in a week or two, if not sooner.
  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    I prefer pine pellets to pine shavings and switch over when they are a few days old. They're usually perching on the feeders and waterers by the end of week one and, depending on the depth of your brooder, could fly out.
  5. Lee1

    Lee1 Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2008
    Up State New York
    Thank you, I appreciate the response.
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa
    What breed of chick. Do you have? Because in my light barhama brooder, they hardly even tried to fly to the top until 3/4 weeks. I also have a red sex link brooder.... They started flying on top of the brooder at 2 weeks.

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