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

  1. emit

    emit Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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
    KS
    We've got linoleum on the floor and shavings in the nest boxes.
     

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