Flooring for my brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're using a rubbermade bucket for our brooder.
    What should we put down as flooring for the chicks?
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Do you mean bedding? I use pine shavings (the larger type so they don't eat it)
     
  3. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I meant bedding. I've seen people use paper towels, newspaper, shavings and an assortmant of other things. I was wondering what the take is on shredded paper? I love to recycle when I can and at work we have a paper shredder that shreds paper into small chunks of paper (instead of strips) and I use it for our guinea pig cages and I have used it to add to nesting boxes for our Rabbits in the winter months... but I don't know how the chicks will do with it.
     

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