flooring

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rexbandit, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Rexbandit

    Rexbandit Chirping

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    Whats the best flooring to put baby chicks on? Wire paper sand or wood shavings?
     
  2. AlienChick

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    Shavings!
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I always used sand because it keeps the stink down and gives them something to scratch and play in.
     
  4. Grog

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    shavings, for me they work better than sand. Plus you can add them to your compost later.
     
  5. Rexbandit

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    Ive been using shavings to but was told by an old chicken farmer that shavings is bad for chicks i just didn't know if that was true or not. Is there any specific type that i should use pine or cedar or does that matter.
     
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  6. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

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    mine are currently on shavings and no probs yet.
     
  7. goldies99

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    use pine shavings...do NOT use cedar......its bad for chickens
     
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  8. Grog

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    pine... cedar will kill the chicks
     
  9. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chirping

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    What about mixing sand and shavings? I, currently have shavings but was considering adding a little sand. They root around so much in the shavings, I thought sand might give a little more dig.
     
  10. SteveBaz

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    Shavings is the easiest to manage and that the kids can play in
     

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