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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loralei, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do the babies need to stay on paper towels?

    Thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Jjust a few days.
     
  3. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! Thank you silkiechicken!
     
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was on two days before I put some shavings in.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I keep mine on paper towels for FOUR weeks... it just makes it easier for me.
     
  6. I put the shavings down and put the paper towels over this. When they get the idea that chick starter is food and shavings are to poop on, we are good to go.
     
  7. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stay on paper towels for a week, then I put them on pellets. I can't stand the mess or the smell any longer.

    Marty
     
  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I kept mine on towels over pellets for two weeks (when they started trying to eat the towels) -- and I actually found the towels easier to clean than the pellets XD But I may just be weird.
     

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