Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emit, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. emit

    emit Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    Charleston WV
    When chicks are ready to be moved to the hen house (new) what type of bedding should I put down? I was going to use saw dust because I have horses an always have saw dust for their bedding. A friend of mine said he would not use it because of their respiratory system. He told me that they use to use straw of hay? Just thought I would ask people that know. The floor in the hen house has ply wood now. [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Sawdust is the standard bedding for chickens in the area where I live. On BYC, people often use pine shavings, but they use lots of other things as well.

    If I had a good source for sawdust I would try it.
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I use pine shavings, but would use sawdust if that's all I have available
  4. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    We've got linoleum on the floor and shavings in the nest boxes.

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