Hay In Brooder???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken1001, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Chicken1001

    Chicken1001 New Egg

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    Ive recently bought 6 Ameracauna chicks. When I was at Southern States, I accidentley forgot to buy pine shavings. I didnt think its was such a big deal so I put some straw from a bale in my brooder. Will the hay hurt the chicks in any way? My brooder is in
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  2. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd think straw would be just fine...just more difficult to keep clean since it's not terribly absorbant. It should not be harmful to your cute chickies!
     
  3. Chicken1001

    Chicken1001 New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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