How long to keep paper towel over bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by callen0912, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's recommended to keep paper towels over bedding in the brooder. How long should I keep doing this?
     
  2. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had mine for 1 week going into week two omg I was changing it out so like 3 times per day and probably more cause my teens would change it to when they came in from school..so in week 2 i stopped using paper towels pine shavings were just easier
     
  3. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually 2-3 days is sufficient for them to get the hang of eating their chick feed. Day 1 - sprinkle chick feed on the paper towels and offer it in a chick feeder. Days 2 and 3, just have the feed available in the feeder, and make sure everyone is eating OK. By day 4, you should be able to remove the paper towels completely.
     
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  4. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I've had my girls since Thursday and they have been eating beautify since day one. They've been really pecking at be paper towels and was wondering if it was best if I take it out.
     
  5. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're eating well, it's probably fine to remove the paper towels.
     

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