Dust free bedding option

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mel281, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Mel281

    Mel281 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2014
    Minneapolis-ish, MN
    What can I use (other than sand) that will help minimize dust in my house from the brooder? I find sand to be stinky, so I'd prefer not to do that if I can find something else. DOes anyone buy dust-extracted pine shavings? Where?

    I've heard of hemp and cardboard bedding, but I can't find anywhere to buy it in the USA. Not even online, though brick and mortar stores are preferable.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
  2. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2016
    I used decomposed mulch. I scraped away the top layer of wood chips to get to the usable stuff and sent it through a 1/4" mesh. I filled my see thru plastic tub brooder to 3" deep. Very low on dust, absorbent, and kept the same almost non-existent. Stir it up a couple times a day to keep it fresh and clean.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

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