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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 Chirping

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    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 Crossing the Road

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    Zip tie cardboard around the bottom 12" of the crate.
     

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