Has anyone done this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used a grit paper for the "flooring" of a brooder?

    This fascination with the feathered ones is really encouraging some creative thinking. What would you think of using a paper that has a sandpaper like surface?

    I searched on this but couldn't find other threads. Carpet yes, but would absorb poop and urine if there are a number of birds. Screen - not for me and after reading about splayed leg, band-aids and doctoring. I'll get over it...

    It would need to be something that doesn't have accessibility to adhesives, so that if they start picking they won't end up poisoned.

    Any comments from the pro?
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the pro here, but my thoughts are it might make their tender lil' footsies raw from being too abrasive.
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sand paper will leave their feet raw and bleeding.

    You can use play sand.
     
  4. sara

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    When my babies first hatch I use paper towel or those puppy pee pads. After that I use shavings.

    I'd be nervous about the sand, wouldn't they maybe eat that? Or are you meaning after they are a few days old and used to where the feed is?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I use the puppy pee pads too. They work good.

    Sara...your pm inbox is full!!
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine went straight onto pine, they had a mom to tell them no, maybe that is the difference, you cant put day olds from a hatchery onto pine immeadiately, but with a broody you can???
     
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I use the puppy pee pads too. They work good.

    Sara...your pm inbox is full!!

    Cleaned it.
     
  8. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry should have been more clear on that - I was thinking as the base layer and then a mix on top. But good point, don't want any tender feet. [​IMG]

    Thanks or thinking that through.
     

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