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How do you keep the chicks pine shavings inside the crate??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklets81, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. chicklets81

    chicklets81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2017
    For those of you who keep their baby chicks in a dog crate, I am wondering what other people do to keep them inside?

    Any time I put shavings in, they "scratch" at them, and they go flying out the sides.

    Any tips on how to keep them in??

    I was thinking of ordering a deeper bottom for the dog crate, just like the ones for the guninea pig cages, but I cannot find one for dog crates online.

    Any thoughts?
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    Zip tie cardboard around the bottom 12" of the crate.

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