How deep should I put the shavings for day-olds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by playswithfowl, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I have at the most 26 chicks hatching out on saturday and I was wondering about how deep everyone puts the shavings for their day-old chicks?
    Thanks, AJ
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I use 3-4" pine shavings and cover with paper towels for the first week.
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Use a towel or paper towels for the first couple of days.
     
  4. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    Well, what I am planning to do is put down shavings, and then put down paper towels over the shavings for the first week and then take the towels off. I was wondering how deep to put them under the paper towels and after that?
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I only put an inch or two down...they kick them around and get them their food and waterers too easy....and thats with the feeders and waterers up on bricks....
     

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